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hessianhes‧si‧an /ˈhesiən $ ˈheʃən/ noun [uncountable]  British EnglishDT thick rough cloth sometimes used for making sacks syn burlap American English
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hessianAt one end green plastic sheeting and hessian cloth provided shade from the desert sun.A mile or two away a line of froth delineated the beach and along it Impressionistic strokes suggested stick and hessian shelters.Apply grasscloth in the same way as paper-back hessian, smoothing the material in place with soft roller.Our bedroom curtains were made of brown hessian.Thin, blue-white tentacles of fire stabbed from ceiling to floor, from desk to hessian screen.They worked all day in the mud; at night they slept on compacted mud under hessian lean-tos.
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