from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A coarse yellow cardboard made of straw pulp.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A form of cardboard, usually yellow, made from straw
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Pasteboard made of pulp of straw.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A thick and coarse hard-rolled fabric of yellow paper or cardboard made of straw: largely used by makers of cheap paper boxes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a coarse yellow cardboard made of straw pulp
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The latter is sometimes called strawboard, because it is made from wheat straw, and where it is manufactured, uses a large amount of straw that would otherwise be wasted, but the great wheat fields of the West still have immense quantities of unused straw, which, if made into strawboard, would not only bring more prosperity to that region but would lessen the drain on the forests.
I’ve heard strawboard is a bit different and s often treated to deal with mositure issues.
Recyclable fiberglass ceiling tiles, wall coverings, CRI (Carpet and Rug Institute) certified carpet padding, strawboard sub-flooring, FSC wood floors, low-E glazed windows, Caesarstone countertops, the list goes on.
Time magazine reporter Lansing Lamont, in his 1965 book Day of Trinity related that Kodak officials traced the imperfections to radioactive cerium in strawboard -- from Trinity -- produced with river water from Indiana, over 1,000 miles from the Trinity site.
Jerusalem exploits the strawboard with translucent siding giving the structure a clean, modern aesthetic that showcases the material.
Jerusalem used three variations of the strawboard throughout the design.
Designed by Zurich-based architect Felix Jerusalem, this home masterfully combines prefab with sustainable materials, primarily prefabricated strawboard panels that provide affordable, environmentally sound insulation.
Women and children stood in the dooryards watching the fire that was cutting through the thin-walled buildings on that side of the square -- the hotel side -- as if they were strawboard boxes.
The strawboard also takes the place of wood-pulp for smaller paper boxes.
Barrels or boxes of wood, or strawboard lined with water-proof paper, should be used in packing for shipment.
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