from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British Variant of polyethylene.
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- n. A light thermoplastic used in packaging etc.; polyethylene.
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- n. a lightweight thermoplastic; used especially in packaging and insulation
Rubble and garbage needed to be removed, dead cats and birds scooped up, windows covered in polythene to prevent rain damage, and I finally I needed to gave notice to the swallows that they would have to vacate as I was taking over the house!
They produced a waxy lump of what the British call polythene .
A cloche is made by placing bamboo hoops across the bed and covering the bed with polythene, which is kept well clear of the seeds.
Simple wire baskets are by far the best and should be line, with sphagnum moss (not polythene, which is often used today) before being filled with a-peaty compost.
The leaves are harvested using a stick and protection such as polythene bags.
According to Mr Bagonza, the two entrepreneurs are interested in setting up an industry dealing in recycling waste products such as polythene papers and plastics in Nakasongola
You know, the kind of polythene bag over our heads has to burst open at some point.
As an aside it amused me recently to hear some Americans that were shocked to learn that many non-americans use "polythene" instead of "polyethylene".
Direct sunlight affects the structure of plastics such as polythene and also makes some printing inks fade more quickly (Sections
A better way of making old wine more palatable is to pur it over clingfilm/saran wrap into a decanter/large glass and drink from tere. the long chain polymers of the film (polythene to be precise) bind to 2,4,6-trichloranisole (the chemical that makes wine smell musty/old - abbreviated to TCA) and, for a better word, refreshes it.
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