hemp

Definitions

  • Oxygen Cylinder in hemp cover
    Oxygen Cylinder in hemp cover
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hemp a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging
    • n hemp any plant of the genus Cannabis; a coarse bushy annual with palmate leaves and clusters of small green flowers; yields tough fibers and narcotic drugs
    • n hemp a plant fiber
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: George Washington grew hemp in his garden
    • Hemp (Bot) A plant of the genus Cannabis Cannabis sativa), the fibrous skin or bark of which is used for making cloth and cordage. The name is also applied to various other plants yielding fiber.
    • Hemp The fiber of the skin or rind of the plant, prepared for spinning. The name has also been extended to various fibers resembling the true hemp.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today because cotton growers in the 30s lobbied against hemp farmers -- they saw it as competition. It is not chemically addictive as is nicotine, alcohol, or caffeine
    • n hemp A plant of the genus Cannabis, natural order Urticaceæ, of which C. sativa is the only known species, C. Indica being only a variety. It is an annual herbaceous plant, the fiber of which constitutes the hemp of commerce. It is a native of western and central Asia, but has been long naturalized in Brazil and tropical Africa, and is extensively cultivated in many countries. The Indian variety, often called Cannabis Indica, is the source of the narcotic drug bhang or hashish. (See bhang.) A valuable oil is expressed from the seeds.
    • n hemp The fiber of this plant, obtained from the skin or rind by rotting the stalks under moisture, and prepared by various processes for manufacturing uses. It is tough and strong, and peculiarly adapted for weaving into coarse fabrics such as sailcloth, and twisting into ropes and cables. As the ordinary material of ropes used for hanging, it is the subject of humorous allusion.
    • n hemp One of various plants of other genera yielding similar fibers, distinguished by specific epithets
    • n hemp Calotropis gigantea (Asclepiadaceæ): same as madar.
    • n hemp Apocynum cannabinum. See Apocynum.
    • n hemp The Indian hemp, Apocynum, chiefly A. cannabinum.
    • n hemp Same as American jute (which see, under jute).
    • n hemp The black Indian hemp, Apocynum cannabinum. See Apocynum.
    • n hemp The white Indian hemp, either of two American species of Asclepias, A. incarnata, the swamp-milkweed, and A. pulchra, the hairy milkweed, which yield a white or light-gray fiber of some commercial value.
    • n hemp the fiber of Maoutia Puya. See pooa.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Coffee sacks are usually made of hemp and weigh approximately 132 pounds when they are full of green coffee beans. It takes over 600,000 beans to fill a coffee sack.
    • n Hemp hemp a plant with a fibrous bark used for cordage, coarse cloth, &c.: the fibrous rind prepared for spinning
    • n Hemp (Scot.) a rogue
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. hemp, AS. henep, hænep,; akin to D. hennep, OHG. hanaf, G. hanf, Icel. hampr, Dan. hamp, Sw. hampa, L. cannabis, cannabum, Gr. ka`nnabis ka`nnabos; cf. Russ. konoplia, Skr. çaṇa,; all prob. borrowed from some other language at an early time. Cf. Cannabine Canvas

Usage

In literature:

The Tune is rough as hemp, but strong as a lion.
"Letters of Edward FitzGerald in two volumes, Vol. 1" by Edward FitzGerald
So the hemp rotted in the field.
"Terry" by Charles Goff Thomson
The Kumrawats both grow and weave hemp, though they have no longer anything like a monopoly of its cultivation.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India--Volume I (of IV)" by R.V. Russell
This spell still remains, as does that of hemp-seed sowing.
"The Book of Hallowe'en" by Ruth Edna Kelley
But the preparation of the hemp-fibre does not seem to involve any such sacrifice of insect life.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
Among the most useful are heroin, morphine, opium, coca, hemp, and peyote.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
It was a quantity of hemp cordage, for use principally as standing-rigging.
"Under the Meteor Flag" by Harry Collingwood
When tinned, drain in oil pot and rub with a bunch of hemp.
"Scientific American, Volume XLIII., No. 25, December 18, 1880" by Various
By good fortune they had a large stock of hemp on hand all ready for twisting.
"The Cliff Climbers" by Captain Mayne Reid
The hemp's not sown nor the ladder-wood grown, that shall help fools to finish me!
"The Works of Christopher Marlowe, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Christopher Marlowe
Why, they would require to get a factory specially for making hemp ropes to hang the culprits.
"Six Years in the Prisons of England" by A Merchant - Anonymous
I'm as tough as ratline hemp still.
"Syd Belton" by George Manville Fenn
From the fibrous stem of this plant the manilla hemp is manufactured.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
The ropes made from it are of that kind called Manilla hemp.
"Mexico and its Religion" by Robert A. Wilson
In a little time, the hemp appeared above the ground.
"Favourite Fables in Prose and Verse" by Various
Pumpkins, sugar-cane, hemp, yams, as well as grains and vegetables, are grown.
"My First Voyage to Southern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
The air was perfumed with hemp from neighbouring fields.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Lariats made of hemp are the best.
"The Prairie Traveler" by Randolph Marcy
What is known as Manilla hemp is an article of much value.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Tar they can most assuredly produce; and, with the same climate as Russia, why not hemp?
"Diary in America, Series Two" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
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In poetry:

Let him who trembles or has fears,
When the cowardly mob appears,
Receive a coward's meed and tears,
Death and a piece of hemp.
"Strike For Equal Rights" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
The whirlpool roared, and the day went by,
And night came down on the sea;
But or ever the morning broke the sky
The hemp was broken in three.
"Legend of The Corrievrechan" by George MacDonald
The smiths of Greydule, on the eve of Yule,
They forged three anchors rare;
The hemp he did pull, and he shore the wool,
And the maidens brought their hair.
"Legend of The Corrievrechan" by George MacDonald
The smiths of Greydule, on the eve of Yule,
Will forge three anchors rare;
The hemp thou shalt pull, thou shalt shear the wool,
And the maidens will bring their hair.
"Legend of The Corrievrechan" by George MacDonald
"Now a craven you go from me over the Sea,
But my best sons go with you, Seumas-a-ree;
Foreign graves they will gam, and for those who remain
The black hemp is sown och, Seumas-a-ree!
"Reminiscence" by Padraic Colum
Dropped from Olympus or lifted out of Tempe,
Swung like a censer betwixt the earth and sky!
He who in Greece sang of flocks and flax and hemp,--he
Here might recall them--six thousand feet on high!
"Artemis In Sierra" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

State police against hemp .
Industry analyst and veteran, Bruce Perlowin, CEO of Hemp , Inc (OTC: HEMP ) says a feeding frenzy is inevitable.
Spike in Medical Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Stocks Projected for Entire Industry Sector.
If voters OK hemp , unclear farmers would grow it.
When residents of Washington, Oregon and Colorado vote whether to legalize marijuana, they are also voting on whether farmers can grow hemp for clothing, food, biofuel and more.
Farmers wary of growing hemp .
If voters OK hemp , it's unclear if farmers would grow it.
Capitol Hemp 's last day of business was Friday.
A little hemp may help that concert.
COLE BREILAND / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Simon Potter of the Composites Innovation Centre shows off a prototype of a speaker made with Manitoba hemp .
Capitol Hemp to Close September 7.
Eidinger, in happier times, before Capitol Hemp 's 2008 opening.
Ron Wyden's attempt to expand production of industrial hemp fails.
View full size The Associated Press Silvia Gregory (left) and Jim Gregory package Hemburgers - veggie burgers made with hemp .
An amendment by Sen Ron Wyden to make it easier for farmers to grow industrial hemp failed in the Senate.
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In science:

Hempfling, contribution to these proceedings, and references therein.
The SUSY World
Hempfling, Can the mass of the lightest Higgs boson of the minimal supersymmetric model be larger than m(Z)?, Phys.
Automated Evaluation of One-Loop Six-Point Processes for the LHC
This paper is based on a collaboration with Ralf Hempfling and Andre Hoang. I have learned much from their wisdom. I would also like to thank Joan Sola for his kind hospitality during my visit to Barcelona and RADCOR-98.
How Well Can We Predict the Mass of the Higgs Boson of the Minimal Supersymmetric Model?
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