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The pipe of the upper joint alone is selected for plaiting, the remainder of the straw being used for other purposes.
In his safe, warm place in the straw, Caedmon soon fell asleep.
The seniors tried to collect straw and potatoes and, in general, food for the men.
The outgoing tenant must leave the straw and manure of the year, if he received them at the beginning of his lease, and even where he has not so received them, the owner may retain them according to valuation (Art.
STRAW and Straw Manufactures.
With her large, two-toned eyes, flawless skin, and long, straw-colored hair, she resembled a doll.
Jenny Nachman pulled the short straw to carry the news to Ida Wassermann.
Bending the straw, she held the cup to Carmen's lips while she drank.
The districts around Luton in Bedfordshire and the neighbouring counties have, since the beginning of the 17th century, been the British home of the straw-plait industry.
I don't care a straw about anyone but those I love; but those I love, I love so that I would give my life for them, and the others I'd throttle if they stood in my way.
The remainder, that in the straw, as well as that in the roots and the leguminous crops, is supposed to be retained on the farm, excepting the small amount exported in meat and milk.
There are manufactures of wool and silk, and of straw hats and pottery.
The most valuable straw for plaits is grown in Tuscany, and from it the well-known Tuscan plaits and Leghorn hats are made.
The last straw that determined action was the discovery of a paper docketed " Not to be opened till after my death," which was nothing but a railing accusation against herself.
When the bed is finished, it is covered with straw to protect it from rain, and also from parching influences.
From the cave we have advanced to roofs of palm leaves, of bark and boughs, of linen woven and stretched, of grass and straw, of boards and shingles, of stones and tiles.
He picked up a piece of straw and leaned his back against the tree, picking his teeth.
She stretched out on her stomach and absently poked a piece of straw into her mouth.
Whatever the specific rotation, there may in practice be deviations from the plan of retaining on the farm the whole of the root-crops, the straw of the grain crops and the leguminous fodder crops (clover, vetches, sainfoin, &c.) for the production of meat or milk, and, coincidently, for that of manure to be returned to the land.
In 1888, at Nottingham, hay and straw presses for steam-power, horse-power and handpower were the subjects of competition.
The chief industry is stationery, particularly the printing of business cards.
The straw hat manufacture has flourished since the 18th century.
They manufacture copper boilers for making sugar and understand several trades, weave ponchos and hammocks and make straw hats.
STRAW and Straw Manufactures.
It serves for the thatching of roofs, for a papermaking material, for ornamenting small surfaces as a "strawmosaic," for plaiting into door and table mats, mattresses, &c., and for weaving and plaiting into light baskets, artificial flowers, &c. These applications, however, are insignificant in comparison with the place occupied by straw as a raw material for the straw bonnets and hats worn by both sexes.
The straw of Tuscany, specially grown for plaiting, is distinguished into three qualities - Pontederas Semone being the finest, Mazzuolo the second quality, from which the bulk of the plaits are made, while from the third quality, Santa Fioro, only "Tuscan pedals" and braids are plaited.
The straw is cut as in ordinary harvesting, but is allowed to dry in the sun before binding.
The result is that, while the Luton trade in the manufacture of straw and fancy hats of every description has largely extended, the number of English plaiters, all told, was not more than a few hundreds in 1907, as compared with 30,000 in 1871.
Such command no more respect than men of straw or a lump of dirt.
The soldiers, on seeing him, lit wisps of straw and ran after him, shouting, "Vive l'Empereur!"
Liz plopped a straw hat with a red, white, and blue band on Dean's head just as three jets in close formation screamed overhead, buzzing the town in a deafening roar.
His bright features turned pink beneath his wire-rimmed glasses and straw-colored hair.
She walked to the door and pulled it open for Hannah in her straw-colored pants and light pink sweater.
He ran fingers through hair that didn't need straightening and brushed the straw from his pants.
The oil when brought to the surface has the appearance of a whitish-blue water, which gives out brilliant straw-coloured rays, and emits a strong pungent odour.
The natives have several industries, including pottery, straw plaiting, smithwork and woodcarving.
There are manufactures of boots and shoes, straw and leather goods, carpets, &c. Westboro was the birthplace of Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin.
News, 1891, 63, p. 1); just above the boiling point the vapour is orange-yellow, but on continued heating it darkens, being deep red at 50o; at higher temperatures it lightens, becoming straw-yellow at 650°.
Straw-plaiting and the manufacture of small wooden wares are the principal industries, and there are large chemical works.
But much less potash than phosphoric acid is exported in the cereal grains, much more being retained in the straw, whilst the other products of the rotation - the root and leguminous crops - which are also supposed to be retained on the farm, contain very much more potash than the cereals, and comparatively little of it is exported in meat and milk.
Most of the nitrogen in the straw of the cereals, and a very large proportion of that of the much more highly nitrogenyielding crops, returns to the land as manure, for the benefit of future cereals and other crops.
The town, which ranks second in the department in population and industry, is noted for leather-dressing and the manufacture of gloves and straw paper.
The only manufacturing industries of much importance are the preparation of sugar, coffee and tobacco for market, and the manufacture of cigars, cigarettes, straw hats, soap, matches, vermicelli, sash, doors, ice, distilled liquors and some machinery.
Besides the use of the straw when cut up and mixed with other food for fodder, the oat grain constitutes an important food for both man and beast.
In this festival Pales was invoked to grant protection and increase to flocks and herds; the shepherds entreated forgiveness for any unintentional profanation of holy places of which their flocks might have been guilty, and leaped three times across bonfires of hay and straw (Ovid, Fasti, iv.
Thin straw-coloured paper, such as is used for biscuit bags, may be conveniently employed by travellers unable to carry a quantity of bibulous paper.
There are manufactures of cloth, paper, machinery, straw hats, leather and tobacco.
A truss of straw contains 36 lb, of old hay 56 lb, of new hay 60 lb.
Straw (from strew, as being used for strewing), is the general term applied to the stalky residue of grain-plants (especially wheat, rye, oats, barley).
It is only in certain areas that straw suitable for making plaits is produced.
The straw must have a certain length of "pipe" between the knots, must possess a clear delicate golden colour and must not be brittle.
Straw-plaiting is a domestic industry among the women and young children of Tuscany and some parts of Emilia.
The straw of certain varieties of wheat cultivated in that region is, in favourable seasons, possessed of a fine bright colour and due tenacity and strength.
The plaiters work up the material in a damp state, either into whole straw or split straw plaits.
Split straws are prepared with the aid of a small instrument having a projecting point which enters the straw pipe, and from which radiate the number of knife-edged cutters into which the straw is to be split.
The plaiting of straw in the counties of Bucks., Beds., Berks.
In the United States straw-plait work is principally centred in the state of Massachusetts.
Many substances besides straw are worked into plaits and braids for bonnets.
About 1 io persons were executed for the rebellion in Kent and Essex, including John Ball, and Jack Straw, Tyler's chief lieutenant.'
The Wizard was also most heartily welcomed by the straw man, who was an important personage in the Land of Oz.
Let him go and come freely, let him touch real things and combine his impressions for himself, instead of sitting indoors at a little round table, while a sweet-voiced teacher suggests that he build a stone wall with his wooden blocks, or make a rainbow out of strips of coloured paper, or plant straw trees in bead flower-pots.
As the wheels rolled softly over the straw beneath the windows, Anna Mikhaylovna, having turned with words of comfort to her companion, realized that he was asleep in his corner and woke him up.
Despite their pale swollen faces and tattered uniforms, the hussars formed line for roll call, kept things in order, groomed their horses, polished their arms, brought in straw from the thatched roofs in place of fodder, and sat down to dine round the caldrons from which they rose up hungry, joking about their nasty food and their hunger.
Glancing in at the door, Rostov saw that the sick and wounded were lying on the floor on straw and overcoats.
I think we're grasping at the proverbial straw to consider him.
Straw-plaiting is a considerable industry at Lacco; and a certain amount of fishing is also done.
A characteristic Italian industry is that of straw-plaiting for hat-making, which is carried on principally in Tuscany, in the district of Fermo, in the Alpine villages of the province of Vicenza, and in some communes of the province of Messina.
The fortress town of Alessandria stopped his progress with those mud walls contemptuously named of straw, while the forces of the league assembled at Modena and obliged him to raise the siege.
The variety most valued in the East is the pale straw-coloured, slightly cloudy amber.
They reaped no fruits from the victory, and Cyprus was taken from her after the heroic defence of Famagusta by Bragadino, who was flayed alive, and his skin, stuffed with straw, borne in triumph to Constantinople.
Some built little houses of the tufts in the plowed ground, or plaited baskets from the straw in the cornfield.
Sitting silent and motionless on a heap of straw against the wall, Pierre sometimes opened and sometimes closed his eyes.
He recommends the practice of setting up corn in shocks, with two sheaves to cover eight, instead of ten sheaves as at present - probably owing to the straw being then shorter.