Usage examples for bamboo

  1. The men were immediately ordered to take up their loads, and in a few minutes we had crossed the Rusugi, and were making direct for a bamboo jungle that appeared in our front. – How I Found Livingstone by Sir Henry M. Stanley
  2. Until we found the main trail into the town we kept close to the bamboo fences of these huts, and then, still keeping in the shadows, we followed the trail until it turned into a broad and well- paved street. – Captain Macklin by Richard Harding Davis
  3. As he spoke he moved towards the door, and laying his hand upon the latch, he threw it open so that it struck loudly against the bamboo wall. – One Maid's Mischief by George Manville Fenn
  4. She had gone where the piano stood in a bower of palm and bamboo, with Signor Ceccherelli seated before it, busy wiping the sweat of his brow. – Aurora the Magnificent by Gertrude Hall
  5. Ninety were captured in one little bamboo village of a dozen houses. – A Soldier in the Philippines by Needom N. Freeman
  6. She lay among cushions on a charpoy of bamboo in the light of a shaded lamp. – The Way of an Eagle by Ethel M. Dell
  7. At the back he could see the bamboo curtain which he remembered having noticed from the shop. – The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley
  8. When these fibres arrived in the United States they were carefully tested and a few of them found suitable but not superior to the Japanese bamboo, which was then being exclusively used in the manufacture of commercial Edison lamps. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  9. I think by a ladder and platform, the ladder anchored as we had it the day I came up with your assistance, and the platform arranged of bamboo poles, which I can carry down through the passage. – As It Was in the Beginning by Philip Verrill Mighels
  10. Just by temple's side is little bamboo- tree which have very nice story. – Little Sister Snow by Frances Little
  11. An experienced hand passed over the bamboo frame found a spring, and the panel slid back. – Lord John in New York by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  12. And so it went on, and the years went by, and from time to time new monasteries of bamboo were built and rebuilt, and the teak- trees grew bigger and bigger. – The Soul of a People by H. Fielding
  13. Kali's bamboo will have some work to do to- morrow. – In Desert and Wilderness by Henryk Sienkiewicz
  14. 1539 1542 Bamboo mast, 1 spreat, 1 boat- hook, 1 steer- oar. – Three Voyages for the Discovery of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole, Volume 2 (of 2) by Sir William Edward Parry
  15. Yes, yes; the man with the writing in a bamboo? – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn
  16. It was a light bamboo with a silver head. – Simon by J. Storer Clouston
  17. An oaken stairway winds a little to the room above, which is empty but for a few chairs and a bamboo settee. – Floyd Grandon's Honor by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  18. Besides his bow and arrows, the Indian carries a little box made of bamboo, which holds a dozen or fifteen poisoned spikes six inches long. – Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton