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  • n  a plant fiber used for making rope
  • n  Mexican or West Indian plant with large fleshy leaves yielding a stiff fiber used in e.g. rope

  • Personally, I prefer one-inch sisal for the job.
  • Magloire's most obvious money-makers were companies that manufactured soap, cement and sisal bags.
  • Upriver come cotton, sulphur and scrap from the South, coffee and sisal from Latin America.

  • St Timothy in Express from The Washington Post (blog)
    I have customers who come in and say they have a 15-by-15 room, which their condo laws require them to cover. But they don't have $10,000 to spend,says Timothy Worrell. "Go get a sisal from Pottery Barn and come here to get a small rug for...

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