from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See gunny.


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  • The Bhamtas were and still are notorious thieves, but many of the caste are now engaged in the cultivation of hemp, from which they make ropes, mats and gunny-bags.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II

  • Bhamtas who have taken to the manufacture of sacking and gunny-bags from hemp-fibre may perhaps be excepted.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II

  • Some Dhimars and Kewats also weave hemp-matting and gunny-bags, but such members of the caste rank lower than the others and Brahmans will not take water from them.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II

  • Yasmini's pressure, began to recognize the feel of gunny-bags, and of cotton-wool, and of paper.

    The Winds of the World

  • He stood up with hands upstretched to catch the fire -- caught it -- bore it downward -- and smothered it in gunny-bags.

    The Winds of the World

  • Baxter, dressed in gunny-bags and sitting on an ash-heap, was found by his friends mourning in what he believed to be the Biblical "sackcloth and ashes."

    Cap'n Eri

  • The Snipe slipped an arm under the invalid's head and rearranged the pillow of skins and gunny-bags.

    Old Fires and Profitable Ghosts

  • He disappeared, ducking low under a sling of ten dirty gunny-bags full of some costly merchandise and exhaling a repulsive smell.

    Typhoon, and other stories

  • But our minds will nevermore cease to be haunted by the perturbed spirit of the question, "What about gunny-bags?"

    Creative Unity

  • The facts that man is brave and kind, that he is social and generous and self-sacrificing, have some aspect of the complete in them; but the fact that he is a manufacturer of gunny-bags is too ridiculously small to claim the right of reducing his higher nature to insignificance.

    Creative Unity


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