Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of wool produced in Tibet.
“It is the ‘happy hunting-ground’ of the Anglo – Indian sportsman and tourist, the resort of artists and invalids, the home of pashm shawls and exquisitely embroidered fabrics, and the land of Lalla Rookh.”
“Thirteen years later, a British natural history magazine explained, “It is this pashm of the goat of these regions which affords the materials for the celebrated Kashmir shawls.””
“In 1880, Mrs. A.G.F. Eliot James in Indian Industries wrote, “The pashm, or shawl-wool, is a downy substance, growing next to the skin and under the thick hair of those goats found in Thibet and in the elevated lands north of the Himalayas.””
“Amritsar carpets are made of _pashm_, the fine underwool of the Tibetan sheep, and _pashmína_ is also used as a material for _choghas_”
“The people export apricot oil, dried apricots, sheep's wool, heavy undyed woollens, a coarse cloth made from yaks 'hair, and pashm, the under fleece of the shawl goat.”
“It is the 'happy hunting-ground' of the Anglo-Indian sportsman and tourist, the resort of artists and invalids, the home of pashm shawls and exquisitely embroidered fabrics, and the land of Lalla Rookh.”
“This pashm is a provision which Nature makes against the intense cold of these altitudes, and grows on yaks, sheep, and dogs, as well as on most of the wild animals.”
“Pashm! pashm!" which seemed to comprise the whole extent of his vocabulary.”
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