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  • n. Plural form of burlap.


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  • When I saw that the goblins were wearing burlaps, I did wonder about it.

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  • The material used is heavy tar-board pressed into the form of the roof and strengthened by burlaps.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 315, January 14, 1882

  • A curtain of burlaps screened one corner, hiding the toilet arrangements, which would have suggested that the couch served as a bed by night; and the flowering plants at the window, the arrangement of artistic posters and sketches on the walls, and, above all, the neatness and orderliness of the room, proclaimed feminine occupancy.

    Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905

  • As this may require more time than we can take for it in one day, it will be well to cover the exposed roots with some old burlaps or other material until we have them all ready, in order to keep them from drying and from injury.

    The First Book of Farming

  • Hobbling on a broomstick, with, no doubt, the same weird, wizened face as now, an innate sense of the fitness of things must have suggested the kerchief tied around her big head, and the burlaps rag of an apron in front of her linsey-woolsey rag of a gown, and the bit of broken pipe-stem in the corner of her mouth, where the pipe should have been, and where it was in after years.

    Balcony Stories

  • While thus engaged, Mr. Richardson's brain was busy with the problem of labor saving, and one day a phantom device for smoothing and rubbing down the first rough coats on the burlaps took form in his mind, and for some weeks he spent his spare time in experimenting.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 1157, March 5, 1898

  • This is usually accomplished by covering the piles over with burlaps and saturating with water from a hose; the operation of driving the pile not being attempted until the concrete is at least ten days old.

    Concrete Construction Methods and Costs

  • The basement's big, unused front room must be finished in durable burlaps and grass matting for Uncle Chester; there must be a bath upstairs; two rooms for Aunt May and the girls, one for Grandma, one for Julia and little Anna.

    The Story of Julia Page

  • A roll of carpet and some mats stood in a corner, chairs and tables with burlaps round their legs waited here and there, a cot with a mattress on it, evidently to be transformed into a "couch," held packages of bafflingly irregular shapes and sizes.

    T. Tembarom

  • The trunk of the tree is securely wrapped with burlaps or other soft material, and a ring or chain is then secured about it.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)


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