Sentence Examples


  • Slight ties of soft cotton wool or worsted, or moist raffia, are then applied.
  • Bast fibre and raffia fibre are to be preferred for light subjects of this character, as they can be split to any degree of fineness.
  • Raffia - which has taken the place of bast - is generally used for tying, and grafting wax is only used occasionally with such plants under glass.
  • For tying plants to trellises and stakes soft tarred string or raffia (the fibre from the Raphia palm of Madagascar) is used.
  • The training of certain bedding plants over the surface of the soil is done by small pegs of birch wood or bracken, by loops of wire or cheap hair-pins, or sometimes by loops of raffia having the ends fixed in the soil by the aid of the dibble.