Manilla hemp


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Noun1.Manilla hemp - a kind of hemp obtained from the abaca plant in the PhilippinesManilla hemp - a kind of hemp obtained from the abaca plant in the Philippines
hemp - a plant fiber
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I feel more like a citizen of the world at the sight of the palm-leaf which will cover so many flaxen New England heads the next summer, the Manilla hemp and cocoanut husks, the old junk, gunny bags, scrap iron, and rusty nails.
And it was the Wright Brothers of the Universe Works in Garrison Street who had devised the process whereby each armouring wire was covered with yarn of Manilla hemp soaked in a mixture of tar, India rubber, and pitch.