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  • n  coarse jute fabric

  • When India and Pakistan separated in 1947, their profitable burlap industry was also split.
  • There should be a burlap boom.
  • But the principal use for burlap is in sacks.
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  • 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.
    June 11, 2013 - Grand Island Independent
  • 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.
    June 11, 2013 - KSL Salt Lake City
  • 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.
    June 6, 2013 - The Argus Leader

  • Tom Butt in Alameda Times-Star
    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."
  • Ken Hom in Chicago Sun-Times
    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...
  • Paul Maurice in Toronto Star
    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."

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