Thursday, April 8, 2010


Hessian: Hessian is an alternate term for burlap. The word more popularly is taught to every elementary school student in the United States to refer to the German mercenaries used by the British in the Revolutionary War against the Americans. The connection is that the uniforms for this soldiers, presumably the enlisted men, were made from burlap (hessian).
One of the legs collapsed and it fell backwards, revealing crossed lattice strips of hessian on its underside.
A Book for Today: Redwall by Brian Jacques

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