Usage examples for fibrous

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Cut off the ends of large roots, to encourage the growth of numerous fibrous roots. – Soil Culture by J. H. Walden
  8. 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
  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. Scapes: Clustered from a dense mass of fleshy, fibrous roots; 4 to 12 in. – Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan et al
  11. 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
  12. " 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
  13. 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