hessian hessian  /ˈhɛ ʃən/


  • (n) (19th century) a man's high tasseled boot


  • On the subject of the Weary Willies' nighties the commission wrote: "Such shirts, commonly made of a coarse hessian, require to have their pristine stiffness removed by a good .



  1. "To remedy this situation, he put wet hessian onto the wicket overnight, and then covered the wicket, as is the norm. After removing the covers this morning, there was a lot more moisture on the wicket than anticipated, resulting in our current...
    on Jun 1, 2006 By: Alan Kourie Source: International Reporter

  2. A first-time Olympian at 36, Bevilaqua said picking up her uniform "sent chills down my spine". "I love the uniforms: they're wonderful. I could wear a hessian bag with an Aussie logo and it wouldn't bother me."
    on Aug 6, 2008 By: Tully Bevilaqua Source: The Canberra Times

  3. "I'd like for something to be there even if it is just a piece of hessian cloth, just to make sure I am going on a straight line," said Welsh on the eve of the Australian Olympic trials in Sydney. "It is a shame on the meet because as a whole...
    on Mar 26, 2004 By: Matt Welsh Source: Malaysia Star

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