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Examples

  • We've tried to store them in hessian and this was not very successful as they would green and sprout.

    Today's Garden

  • Warrick Locke was very useful with his black-market connections, enabling her to get hold of all manner of goods that were otherwise unobtainable, having them shipped home in discreet parcels marked as "hessian," "beans," or "oats," or other things that were not in short supply.

    Phoenix And Ashes

  • Packaging methods such as hessian sacks, wooden boxes and baskets are generally inadequate in protecting dried fish from these causes of damage.

    Chapter 5

  • Yeah they print one for the offworld colonies on the inside of some old boxes and hessian bags.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Sunday morning. Back at my desk.

  • Theres only 5 stitches in the top of a hessian sack ….

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Wish I’d taken a photo.

  • IT'S A WRAPFor those growing exotic plants outside, protect the "hardy" bananas (Musa basjoo) and tree ferns by wrapping their trunks and crowns in straw or bubblewrap and hessian.

    Gardening jobs for November

  • Take your own tubs to health-food stores where dry goods are still in buckets and hessian sacks.

    Fear of toxic green boxes

  • Mattresses consisted of a hessian cover filled with straw.

    John McWilliams

  • With a polished heel and a hessian platform, these shoes are a structural work of art.

    The Higher the Heel, the Harder the Fall

  • Fendi's cork wedges with turquoise, pink and aqua ribbon detailing (£635) are the best examples of the extreme wedge trend, along with Dior's "Eden" python and hessian wedges (£620) and Balenciaga's "Mamoulian" hessian and leather gladiators in navy and taupe (£485).

    The Higher the Heel, the Harder the Fall

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  • But doesn't it seem like this word belongs in the same sentence as fustian.

    e.g., "The Hessian troops were all decked out in these nifty fustian outfits, with epaulettes to die for. Think early Dior, with a hint of Balenciaga, mixed with the saucy androgyny of midcareer Mizrahi."

    September 16, 2009

  • There's nothing to beat the ire of a square formation of second partials when aroused. I personally wouldn't want to tangle with them, not even in determinant form.

    September 16, 2009


  • When on that field his band the Hessians fought,
    Briefly he spoke before the fight began:
    'Soldiers! Those German gentlemen are bought
    For four pounds eight and sevenpence per man,
    By England's king; a bargain, as is thought.
    Are we worth more? Let's prove it now we can;
    For we must beat them, boys, ere set of sun,
    Or Mary Stark's a widow.' It was done.

    - Fitz-Greene Halleck, 'Connecticut'.

    September 16, 2009

  • "The walls are covered in hessian, once blue, now returned to an almost colourless condition except in the places where the furniture and the pictures have protected it from the light."
    -- Life: A User's Manual by Georges Perec, translated by David Bellos, p 25

    June 3, 2008