Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In India. A grass, Spodiopogon angustifolius, extensively used for making string, mats, and paper.
- n. A sedge, Eriophorum comosum, frequently associated and mixed with the preceding and used for the same purposes; also used in the construction of rope bridges. Also called bhabar grass.
“That night they made love on a bed of bhabar grass, the twisting of her hips nearly weaving it into rope.”
“Besides, she had established a couple of escape routes that allowed her to ascend above the world of in-laws and bhabar fiber.”
“In late summer, she would accompany others of the caste into the streaming hills to chop the fibrous stalks of bhabar grass.”
“Almost all the forest remnants are found in the dry bhabar region, which consists of gravelly soil that has eroded from the foothills and is unsuitable for agriculture.”
“Acacia auriculiformis Cassia siamea the bhabar terai Nepal”
“a half to two inches in diameter, is made wholly by his own hand; the material used is the _bhabar_ grass.”
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