burlap burlap  /ˈbɜr ˌlæp/

Definition(s):

  • (n) coarse jute fabric

Usage(s):

  1. When India and Pakistan separated in 1947, their profitable burlap industry was also split.
  2. There should be a burlap boom.
  3. But the principal use for burlap is in sacks.

News

  1. Girls learn law enforcement from inside

    The mere sight of the burlap suit used to train the Nebraska State Patrol's dogs made Duke begin to growl.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Grand Island Independent

  2. Paleontologists trying to move 5-ton herd of fossilized dinosaurs

    Utah paleontologists are looking for one enormous helicopter to lift a herd of dinosaurs. The Utahraptors are fossilized on a steep slope, just below a cliff near Moab. The herd is protected by a jacket of plaster and burlap.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: KSL Salt Lake City

  3. Tonight on the Town: Summer Porch series or youth ballet

    Food: Enjoy live music by Burlap Wolf King tonight at Strawbale Winery during their Summer Porch Series. From 5 to 8 p.m., have dinner from Pork Producers or Skipping Stone Pizza and enjoy dessert by JoAnn's Delectables while listening to live music and sipping on wine. Cost is $5 per carload.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Argus Leader

Quotes

  1. "Helen King (his grandmother) created stencils, stamped patterns on burlap and sold the patterns as a kit, along with cloth and a guidebook on how to hook rugs," Butt said. "I used to help her."
    on Apr 5, 2007 By: Tom Butt Source: Alameda Times-Star

  2. The restaurant offered two menus, one for Chinese customers and "one for Westerners," Hom said. "We'd get 80 pounds of conch delivered every week in burlap bags and I dreaded it because it was my job to break them open with a hammer. It was...
    on Feb 3, 2010 By: Ken Hom Source: Chicago Sun-Times

  3. Maurice, who was born in 1967, replied: "We went to more of a fleece-based blanket that I was wrapped in and that was far more comfortable than the burlap I started out in."
    on Jan 9, 2007 By: Paul Maurice Source: Toronto Star

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