Usage examples for fibrous

  1. The peat was very fibrous and had evidently been formed from plants. – Lessons on Soil by E. J. Russell
  2. The stem is fleshy- fibrous, attached to the center of the pileus, and is usually short and stout. – Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc. by George Francis Atkinson
  3. If we put it into the oven entire, in the usual manner, we have the thin parts over- done, and the skinny and fibrous parts utterly dried up, by the application of the amount of heat necessary to cook the thick portion. – The American Woman's Home by Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe
  4. The bones therefore remain permanently separated, union taking place by fibrous callus. – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  5. Scapes: Clustered from a dense mass of fleshy, fibrous roots; 4 to 12 in. – Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan et al
  6. For this reason, fibrous peat should be exposed when wet to winter weather. – Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel by Samuel William Johnson
  7. The egg- cavity had, however, a lining of at least half an inch in thickness of soft, fibrous material extracted from the bark of some tree, and a little fine grass for the eggs to lie on. – The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1 by Allan O. Hume
  8. There were two layers of these fibres, very long and tough, the one layer crossing the other obliquely, and the whole was cemented together with a still finer fibrous and adhesive substance. – The Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne
  9. The trunk of the palm is composed of fibrous matter, which is stripped off and dried, forming a narrow, thin board, which the natives use for the walls of their cottages. – Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom by Trumbull White
  10. The last 20 miles or so was by an absolutely straight single track, through a sand desert, without a trace of animal life, and with only scattered clumps of fibrous vegetation. – The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde" by George Davidson
  11. These fires seem a great waste of good fibrous matter, as in former times the bine was utilized for making coarse sacking and brown paper. – Grain and Chaff from an English Manor by Arthur H. Savory
  12. Cut off the ends of large roots, to encourage the growth of numerous fibrous roots. – Soil Culture by J. H. Walden
  13. But this paper was a very tough, fibrous substance, and would resist quite a heavy blow as well as keep out the cold. – Our Little Korean Cousin by H. Lee M. Pike
  14. " Give me your hand," I cried in despair, seeing how tightly she still grasped the tough fibrous shoots growing in the crevices of the rock, whereof she had taken hold. – Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg
  15. When thus procured, it is usually made up for sale in quadrils, consisting of numerous white fibrous roots, having a strong smell of mushrooms. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  16. It is subsequently bleached, and one end being sewn lip, completes a perfect sack of a thick fibrous texture, somewhat similar to felt. – Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon by Samuel White Baker
  17. Again, it affects the fibrous structures of the joints, and rarely results in the formation of white matter, while the affection before named attacks the structures outside as well as inside the joints and, above all, the ends of the bones, and tends to the destruction and crumbling of their tissue, and even to the formation of open sores, through which the fragile bones are exposed. – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  18. Hilgard further declares that in California fibrous- rooted plants, such as wheat and barley, may descend in sandy soils from four to seven feet. – Dry-Farming by John A. Widtsoe