Sentence Examples

  • The straw-plaiting of the county last named).
  • 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.
  • In the United Kingdom ordinary wheat, such as old red Lammas and Chiddam white, is used for straw-plaiting, the straw being cut some time before the berry ripens.
  • The town has flour mills and breweries, and some straw-plaiting and lace-making are carried on in the vicinity.
  • Straw-plaiting, malting, brewing, and the cultivation and distillation of lavender and peppermint are carried on.

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