Sentence Examples

  • There is a brisk local trade in farm produce, and in the linen, hempen goods and pottery manufactured in Baza.
  • 74) mentions the wild and cultivated hemp of Scythia, and describes the hempen garments made by the Thracians as equal to linen in fineness.
  • Hesychius says the Thracian women made sheets of hemp. Moschion (about 200 B.C.) records the use of hempen ropes for rigging the ship "Syracusia" built for Hiero II.
  • The Anglo-Saxons were well acquainted with the mode of preparing hemp. Hempen cloth became common in central and southern Europe in the 13th century.
  • A tax was imposed on Irish sail-cloth imported into England, which for the time practically ruined the hempen manufacture.

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