Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The trade of plaiting straw for bonnets, etc. See Dunstable straw, under straw.
“There is no general manufacturing industry, but a considerable amount of lace-making and straw-plaiting is carried on locally; and at High Wycombe and in its neighbourhood there is a thriving trade in various articles of turnery, such as chairs and bowls, from beech and other hard woods.”
“There is a large agricultural trade, the locality being especially noted for the rearing of ducks; straw-plaiting and the manufacture of condensed milk are carried on, and there are printing works.”
“LEGHORN (104,000), the port of Florence, is the chief seat of the export straw-plaiting trade.”
“Other important and characteristic exports are raw hemp and flax, sulphur, eggs, manufactured coral, woods and roots used for dyeing and tanning, rice, marble, and straw-plaiting.”
“Speaking of the manner in which a good many of the prisoners employed themselves in straw-plaiting of a very superior description, and how in course of time they thus competed in what was an employment of the”
“Ciro Menotti, who conceived the plan of uniting Italy under the Duke of Modena, was a Modenese landed proprietor who had exerted himself to promote the industry of straw-plaiting, and the other branches of commerce likely to be of advantage to an agricultural population.”
“Meanwhile Marcella was unfolding the project of the straw-plaiting workshop that she and Lady Winterbourne were about to start.”
“Then, pulling himself together with a strong hand, he left the subject and began to talk of her straw-plaiting scheme, of the Gairsley meeting, and of Hallin.”
“I shall say to myself, if I had not been thinking about my own selfish affairs -- about getting married -- about the straw-plaiting -- I might have seen what was going on.”
“Mr. Harden said a few words to her now as to her straw-plaiting scheme, which had his warmest sympathy -- Marcella contrasted his tone gratefully with that of Wharton, and once more fell happily in love with her own ideas -- then he went off, leaving the two girls together.”
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