from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The debris of the husks of rice. See rice-milling.
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On the top, lying in a groove, is a tiny rounded bag of calico filled with rice-chaff, about the size of a sausage.
The same sampan is re-engaged to convey us farther down stream; beneath the housing of bamboo-mats, the rice-chaff leaves barely room for us to crowd in and huddle together from the rain and cold prevailing outside.
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