Barrel hoop

Barrel hoop

Thin iron bands a little over an inch wide that were used to hold a wood barrel together. Such bands generally survived long after the barrel had disintegrated and were often cut into sections and used in various home repairs.
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Metal was extremely expensive and it appears this blade was fashioned from an abandoned barrel hoop. The blade was bound, then coated with hide glue.
(27) The maid in this anecdote was helping herself to a barrel hoop made not of iron, but of pliable sapling-wood, commonly used for household storage barrels.
And most of us over the age of seventy remember chasing round the traffic-free streets with a barrel hoop and a stick.
Selkirk built a hut out of pepper trees for shelter, fashioned a new knife out of old barrel hoops and domesticated feral cats to help ward off the rats that attacked him at night.
Used to split a white oak sapling to use in making barrel hoops. Three cutting edges on the face (or working end).
He has been looking for a telltale sign, the British broad arrow stamp, which the government imprinted on everything from barrel hoops to ships' bells.
Rut nuts collect the emigrants' detritus: 'rusted fragments of a wagon-wheel rim, pieces of barrel hoops, broken bits of crockery'.