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“Unique to Vieux Lyon and the Croix-Rousse, the old silk-weaving quarter, these secret conduits were originally used by Lyonnais silk-weavers canuts to ferry their goods quickly from workshops located at the top of the Croix-Rousse hill to the textile merchants down below.”
“The Italians were among the first to issue patents: inventors of a silk-weaving process were granted 10-year monopolies in Venice in the 12th Century.”
“You give them history, temples, pagadas, traditional dance, floating markets, seafood curry, tapioca desserts, silk-weaving cooperatives, but all they really want is to to ride some hulking gray beast like a bunch of wildmen and to pant over girls and to lie there half-dead geting skin cancer on the beach during the time in between.”
“A third bears some resemblance of that of the North Queensland species, being a pear-shaped structure of bark fibres and cocoons of silk-weaving caterpillars, with entrance at the side under an overhanging eave.”
“In addition to rice-growing and the felling and extraction of timber, and the fisheries, the chief occupations are rice-husking, silk-weaving and dyeing.”
“The modern town extends in the plain at the S.W. foot of the plateau on which the old town is built and forms the suburb of Ste Catherine, with the railway station, and an important silk-weaving factory.”
“The persecution of the Protestants when the Huguenots fled to England, bringing with them their arts of silk-weaving and lace-making, led to the introduction of English lace.”
“Almost the only evidence of our textile manufactures are two of Tilt's Jacquard silk-weaving looms.”
“(Mulberry Gate), the old name pointing back to an energetic past, when mulberries, silk-worms, and silk-weaving flourished around Tetuan -- when the cultivation of sugar-cane, cotton, and rice in Morocco was more than”
“The political revolution of 1688 had added greatly to the freedom of the citizens; the cessation of the Civil War, the increased importance of the colonies, the development of native industries, and the impulse given to cloth-making and silk-weaving by the settlement of”
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