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Straw plait


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Straw plait a strip formed by plaiting straws, used for making hats, bonnets, etc.
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In literature:

Plaiting straw is also exported from China and Japan.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
Clock making, wood carving, and straw plaiting, are largely carried on.
"The Condition and Tendencies of Technical Education in Germany" by Arthur Henry Chamberlain
They employ themselves in plaiting straw for hats and cigar-cases.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
The plaiting of the hay or straw sometimes assumed a fanciful shape.
"Notes and Queries, Number 78, April 26, 1851" by Various
As the title indicates, the orphans are taught useful industries, such as straw-hat plaiting, lace and needle-work.
"The Vaudois of Piedmont" by John Napper Worsfold
Instead of iron shoes they have huge ones made of plaited straw.
"An Ohio Woman in the Philippines" by Emily Bronson Conger
Next, are hats of the same original shape, made of coarse plaited straw or reeds, now very much broken and bent.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
She is represented lying on a plaited straw mattrass and holding an oar.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
Everywhere the ladies and children may be seen plaiting straw and making bonnets and hats.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
The man who plaits straw crowns upon a rick Is happier in his crown than I the King.
"King Cole" by John Masefield
His legs are bound up with garters of plaited straw.
"English Costume" by Dion Clayton Calthrop
The inhabitants of Fiesole are largely engaged in straw-plaiting.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 3" by Various
The manufactures of the county are not very extensive, the chief being crape, silks, and straw-plait.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
At length he discovered her in a miserable garret, earning a bare subsistence by plaiting straw.
"Triumphs of Invention and Discovery in Art and Science" by J. Hamilton Fyfe
Men made hives out of rushes, of straw, of osiers, of plaited hay.
"The Legend of Ulenspiegel" by Charles de Coster
There was a tiny twist of straw-plait, like a rosette, knotted about the cord and still adhering to it.
"Ovington's Bank" by Stanley J. Weyman
If you spent your life straw-plaiting in one of these cottages you would be excited if a stranger went by.
"Mitchelhurst Place, Vol. I (of 2)" by Margaret Veley
Straw-plaiting is a considerable industry at Lacco; and a certain amount of fishing is also done.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 8" by Various
He then plaited himself a gown of rye straw, in which he looked like a preacher.
"The Fairy Ring" by Various
Straw, plaited in the same way for hats, is called sennit.
"The Seaman's Friend" by Richard Henry Dana