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" ... readily separates. C. is now well known as one of the best materials for cables, on account of its lightness, elasticity, and strength. C. ropes are produced in great quantity in the Laccadive islands. "
Report of the Secretary of Agriculture ... - Page 534
by United States. Dept. of Agriculture - 1880
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The Nautical Magazine: A Journal of Papers on Subjects Connected ..., Volume 44

Naval art and science - 1875
...principally to England. Its character has long been established in the East, and is now so well known in Europe as one of the best materials for cables on account of its lightness, elasticity, and strength. It is durable also, and little affected when wetted with salt water. Numerous...
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The Fibrous Plants of India Fitted for Cordage, Clothing, and Paper: With an ...

John Forbes Royle - Agriculture - 1855 - 403 pages
...exported from Ceylon. The character of Coir has long been established in the East, and is now well known in Europe as one of the best materials for cables, on account as well of its lightness as its elasticity combined with considerable strength. These are further valuable...
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Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People ...

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1864
...even for a year, and then beaten with a stick tül the libre readily separatee. C. is now well known as one of the best materials for cables, on account of its lightness, elasticity, and strength. C. ropes are produced in great quantity m the Laccadive Islands. They are...
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Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge, Volume 3

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1868
...even for a year, and then beaten with a stick till the fibre readily separates. C. is now well known as one of the best materials for cables, on account of its lightness, elasticity, and strength. C. ropes are produced in great quantity in the Laccadive Islands. They are...
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The Useful Plants of India: With Notices of Their Chief Value in Commerce ...

Heber Drury - Botany - 1873 - 512 pages
...shipping. The character of Coir, says Royle, has long been established in the East, and is now well known in Europe as one of the best materials for cables, on account of its strength, lightness, and elasticity. These cables are further valuable, being durable, particularly...
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Library of Universal Knowledge: Being a Reprint Entire of the Last (1879 ...

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1879
...even for a year, and then beaten with a stick till the'fibre readily separates. C. is now well known as one of the best materials for cables, on account of its lightness, elasticity, and strength. C. ropes are produced in great quantity in the Laccadive Islands. They are...
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Commissioner of Agriculture

Washington Govenment Printing Officcce - 1880
...world, is for cordage and matting. 4< The character of coir has long been established in the East, ami is now in Europe, as one of the best materials for...stronger made, but less elastic, ropes of other vessels snapped like packthread. Coir cables were used extensively in the Indian Scae until chain cables were...
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Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture for the Year ...

United States. Department of Agriculture - Agriculture - 1880
...commercial world, is for cordage and matting. " The character of coir has long been established in the East, and is now in Europe, as one of the best materials i'or cables, on account of its lightness as well as elasticity." Ships furnished with coir cables have...
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A Dictionary of the Economic Products of India: Cabbage to Cyperus

Sir George Watt - Botany, Economic - 1889
...advantage of. In the British Manufacturing Industries (on Fibres and Cordage) it is stated, "Coir is one of the best materials for cables on account of its lightness, elasticity, and strength. It is durable and little affected when wetted with salt water. Numerous instances...
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The International Cyclopedia: A Compendium of Human Knowledge, Volume 4

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1890
...even for a year, and then beaten with a stick till the fiber readily separates. C. is now well known as one of the best materials for cables, on account of its lightness, elasticity, and strength. C. ropes are produced in great quantity in the Laccadive islands. They are...
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