coir

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n coir stiff coarse fiber from the outer husk of a coconut
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Coir A material for cordage, matting, etc., consisting of the prepared fiber of the outer husk of the cocoanut.
    • Coir Cordage or cables, made of this material.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n coir The prepared fiber of the husk of the cocoanut. It is twisted into coarse yarn for making ropes, matting, etc. Cordage made of this material rots in fresh water and snaps in frost, but it is strengthened by salt water, is very buoyant and elastic, and is thus in some respects preferable to hemp for marine uses, especially in cases requiring a rope that will float.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Coir koir the strong fibre of the husk of the coco-nut, used for making door-mats.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Tamil kayiru,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Malay, kāyar, cord—kāyaru, to be twisted.

Usage

In literature:

I did not sail the ship at night, but got out a sea-anchor (using a float and a long coir rope), and lay-to while I turned in for a sleep.
"The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont as told by Himself" by Louis de Rougemont
Wasn't it necessary to be get rid of that old bullock of Coire?
"Droll Stories, Volume 1" by Honore de Balzac
The preparation of coir is a dirty and offensive occupation.
"Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon" by Samuel White Baker
Sun-drying is done on cement or brick floors, on coir mats or trays, or on wooden platforms.
"Cocoa and Chocolate" by Arthur W. Knapp
It is from this material that the natives of these regions manufacture the coir-rope.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
The unhappy man was suspended by the wrists from the flag-staff, and a single cord of coir round his waist afforded him additional support.
"Black Ivory" by R.M. Ballantyne
It looks exactly like cocoa-nut coir, except that its colour is a little lighter and brighter.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
She was born at Coire, in the Grisons.
"A History of Art for Beginners and Students: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture" by Clara Erskine Clement
Also, a coir-mat filled with sand similarly used.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Cutting adrift a length of the coir rope the subaltern bent it to the neck of one of the jars and drew up the vessel full of liquid.
"Wilmshurst of the Frontier Force" by Percy F. Westerman
If you leave Mouzon here, Coire tells everything.
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
Stephen's at Coire, in the Marien-Kirche at Dantzic, and elsewhere.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
I suppose you change at Coire?
"The Silent Barrier" by Louis Tracy
Church of St. Martin, Coire, 20-21.
"The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine" by Francis Miltoun
Colle furit, quem Gibbe juvat nocumenta parantes, Cum quibus ad dampnum Wille coire vovet.
"Amenities of Literature" by Isaac Disraeli
From Coire the line bears west to Reichenau (6 m.), whence one branch runs S.S.E.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 5" by Various
Eatables are kept in swinging safes at the end of coir rope recently tarred.
"West African studies" by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
About that time a young lady of the Salis de Coire family arrived at Vienna without any companion.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. VI (of VI), "Spanish Passions" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
In packing branching coral, a good quantity of soft, elastic, fibrous material like coir, cotton, tow, oakum, or something similar, is necessary.
"Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting" by William T. Hornaday
An attenuated mattress, which you afterwards learn is stuffed with coir.
"Under One Flag" by Richard Marsh
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In news:

The University of Florida's Kimberly Moore shares how a coir product performed in trials compared to standard-blended sphagnum.
Tips For Best Use Of Coir .
Impatiens comparison between Densu coir , Metro mix and Pro mix.
The University of Florida's Kimberly Moore shares research and observations of a coir product called Densu Coir .
One interesting finding is that petunias fed at high-fertilizer rates performed far better in Densu Coir than in peat-based media.
First-generation California grower Eduardo Garcia is growing blackberry plants in coir instead of soil in Santa Paula, Calif.
Last week we considered peat moss and coir, two organic constituents of planting mixes.
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