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gunny

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gunny coarse jute fabric
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gunny klŏth` A strong, coarse kind of sacking, made from the fibers (called jute) of two plants of the genus Corchorus C. olitorius and C. capsularis), of India. The fiber is also used in the manufacture of cordage.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gunny A strong coarse sackcloth manufactured chiefly in Bengal from jute, but to some extent also in Bombay and Madras from sunn-hemp. It is used for clothing by many poor people, but principally for bagging and the wrapping of large packages, as cotton-bales, for which use large quantities are exported to the United States. The material is commonly called gunny-cloth, and much of it is made up and exported under the name of gunny-bags. It is also extensively manufactured in Dundee, Scotland.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gunny gun′i a strong coarse cloth manufactured in India from jute, and used as sacking.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Hind. goṇ, goṇī, a sack, sacking
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Hind. gon, goní, sacking—Sans. goní, a sack.

Usage

In literature:

Invest the candidate with the sacred insignia of the empty gunny sack.
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
You'd just as well try to carry water up here from the river in a gunny sack as convict a crook in this county any more.
"Trail's End" by George W. Ogden
Father is lost without his nice gunny, sporty sanctum.
"The Heart of Una Sackville" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
ILLUSTRATIONS BY LOUIS GUNNIS.
"The Idler Magazine, Volume III, April 1893" by Various
The gunnies of the ships o'ertopped by many feet the quay-wall and their chains rose slanting, tight from the rings.
"Gilian The Dreamer" by Neil Munro
He hadn't any overcoat on and his feet and legs were tied up in gunny sacks.
"Peak and Prairie" by Anna Fuller
Next thing my own gunny sack was forced over my head.
"The Grammar School Boys of Gridley" by H. Irving Hancock
If I never get out o' town, ship my saddle in a gunny-sack to my brother at Dallas.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
In gunny sack three yards from shore.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
I cover the pan with a piece of gunny sack so the sack will be inside of the jaws.
"Wolf and Coyote Trapping" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
Three times they caught fire and each time he beat it out with a wet gunny sack.
"Collection of Nebraska Pioneer Reminiscences" by Nebraska Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Spitting and snarling, he was pulled out of the tile and dropped into the gunny sack, along with his brothers.
"Swamp Cat" by James Arthur Kjelgaard
The loud smelling, decaying and life moving gunny sacks contained prepared meats for poultry.
"Treading the Narrow Way" by R. E. Barrett
I can't have him waitin' on lady customers in a gunny-sack and a pair of ridin' boots.
"The Heart of Canyon Pass" by Thomas K. Holmes
There are two or three old gunny sacks around and we can spread those out, put our oilskins on top and sleep finely.
"Four Afloat" by Ralph Henry Barbour
He carried but one small blanket of about the texture of a gunny sack.
"Hunting in Many Lands" by Various
Then blankets and gunny sacks were wet and beaten against the flames.
"Cattle-Ranch to College" by Russell Doubleday
At this point, they espied, coming down the road that intersected the one they were on, a man, carrying a gunny sack over one shoulder.
"Jack Harvey's Adventures" by Ruel Perley Smith
Dan and Midge had cracked the ice in a gunny sack, hammering the stubborn chunks until they were of tiny, uniform size.
"Dan Carter and the Cub Honor" by Mildred A. Wirt
The Hindu population made the material up into cordage, paper and cloth, the chief use of the latter being in the manufacture of gunny bags.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6" by Various
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In poetry:

The chuck wagon trailer had just got his card
To attend the spring round up. He stood in the yard
And studied a minute and scratched his gray head,
Then brought in a gunny sack out of the shed.
"His Old Clothes" by Bruce Kiskaddon

In news:

Benjamin Franklin bust, valued at $3 million, found in gunny sack.
Diane BurdaÕs 5-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Gunny, enjoys the snow.
Way back in 1965, when I was a young enlisted Marine at my first duty station, I asked a gunnery sergeant an impertinent question: "Gunny, why is it that you never see a black officer.".
Wyatt Harrison, manager of Gunnies Sporting Goods in Orem, fires off a rounds with his handgun at the Provo City Gun Range in Provo Canyon June 26, 2008.
For about five winters, Taylor spent his nights in the waters near Sequim Bay filling gunny sacks with 100 pounds of clams .
Leaping to the finish line, children compete in a gunny sack race Friday at the 105th Vinland Fair on the fairgrounds north of Vinland.
Lee "The Gunny" Ermey shares war stories with a patron at the SOG Specialty Knives & Tools booth during last year's BLADE Show.
Lee "Gunny" Ermey, who will appear at the 30th Annual BLADE Show June 10-12 at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta, made a special appearance in Chattanooga, Tennessee, May 13 to speak on behalf of a local policeman killed in the line of duty.
It's certainly no secret that yours truly loves guns and loves the "Gunny".
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