straw-plaiting love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The trade of plaiting straw for bonnets, etc. See Dunstable straw, under straw.

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Examples

  • 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.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"

  • 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.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 "Austria, Lower" to "Bacon"

  • LEGHORN (104,000), the port of Florence, is the chief seat of the export straw-plaiting trade.

    Up To Date Business Home Study Circle Library Series (Volume II.)

  • 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.

    Up To Date Business Home Study Circle Library Series (Volume II.)

  • 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

    The French Prisoners of Norman Cross A Tale

  • 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.

    The Liberation of Italy

  • Meanwhile Marcella was unfolding the project of the straw-plaiting workshop that she and Lady Winterbourne were about to start.

    Marcella

  • 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.

    Marcella

  • 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.

    Marcella

  • 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.

    Marcella

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