Usage examples for fibers

  1. The evil one is named the Red, as for instance in the papyrus of fibers. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. To our left, a huge circular section of the earth had lifted, and was swinging back on a hinge of glistening white fibers; a disk as great in diameter as the height of a man, and as thick as a man's body. – The Death-Traps of FX-31 by Sewell Peaslee Wright
  3. And like as not he will break the fibers he does get out so that their value will be sadly decreased. – Carl and the Cotton Gin by Sara Ware Bassett
  4. The stalk of the plant is covered with a bark, or skin, containing fibers. – Home Geography For Primary Grades by C. C. Long
  5. It is not a very good kind of cotton to cultivate because the long fibers get tangled up with the seeds and often break when being separated. – Carl and the Cotton Gin by Sara Ware Bassett
  6. To Dade the words seemed to be wrenched from the very fibers of his friendship. – The Gringos by B. M. Bower
  7. You could hardly separate the two without ruining the cotton fibers and you can see that as they were to be spun they must not be broken. – Carl and the Cotton Gin by Sara Ware Bassett
  8. In this stage their attachment to the membrane is by means of delicate fibers. – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  9. Until now no satisfactory method had been found to study the passages of the impulses along the nerve fibers in living animals or man because of the great speed with which these impulses travel. – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  10. Because of their great length they are called fibers, or fiber cells. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  11. It is only those portions of the peat which have never frozen nor become dry, and are free from coarse fibers of recent vegetation, that can be cut for fuel. – Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel by Samuel William Johnson
  12. Planted in a soil where the more tender and delicate fibers can take no hold, they stand by the strong tap- root of interest. – To Cuba and Back by Richard Henry Dana
  13. They had made a beautiful nest by pulling two big leaves together and stitching them up the edges with fibers, and had filled the hollow with cotton and downy fluff. – The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  14. The usual snow goggles add to the ugly gray- blue of the frozen seas, which alone sends frosty waves through the nervous fibers. – My Attainment of the Pole by Frederick A. Cook
  15. The vessels, the fibers, and the substances which are their origins, are distinct from each other, and yet they act as one throughout the body, and they act together and on the instant. – Spiritual Life and the Word of God by Emanuel Swedenborg
  16. The whole place had been done over in plastic and synthetic fibers to look like something out of the Sixteenth Century. – Brain Twister by Gordon Randall Garrett Laurence Mark Janifer
  17. The presence of a foreign substance increases the rapidity of coagulation, and it has been observed that bleeding from small wounds is more quickly checked by covering them with linen or cotton fibers. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  18. Most likely they got the idea from pulling out fibers of cotton or wool long as they could make them with their fingers, and then twisting the stuff together into larger and longer threads. – Carl and the Cotton Gin by Sara Ware Bassett
  19. Similar bundles of motor fibers in the form of a motor nerve root emerge from the cord at the same level. – The Mind and Its Education by George Herbert Betts
  20. In assuming this form- the fibres of the upper part of the beam are compressed, and those of the lower part are extended- consequently there must be some line situated between the upper and lower surfaces of the beam where the fibers are subjected to neither of these two forces, this line is called the neutral axis. – Instructions on Modern American Bridge Building by G. B. N. Tower