Flax in a sentence

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Definition of Flax

  • A plant of the genus Linum, esp. the L. usitatissimum, which has a single, slender stalk, about a foot and a half high, with blue flowers. The fiber of the bark is used for making thread and cloth, called linen cambric lawn lace, etc. Linseed oil is expressed from the seed.
  • The skin or fibrous part of the flax plant, when broken and cleaned by hatcheling or combing.
  • plant of the genus Linum that is cultivated for its seeds and for the fibers of its stem
  • fiber of the flax plant that is made into thread and woven into linen fabric

How to use flax in a sentence. Flax pronunciation.

Hemp and flax seed should also be given them, and he urged them to weave the linen, for they had men who understood the art, and cloth was scarce and dear in Georgia.
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She assures you that she shall always bear it and yourself in mind, whether on land or water; and as a proof of the good-will she bears to you, she sends you a lock of the hair which she wears on her head, which you were often looking at, and were pleased to call flax, which word she supposes you meant as a compliment, even as the old people meant to pass a compliment to their great folks, when they called them bears; though she cannot help thinking that they might have found an animal as strong as a bear, and somewhat less uncouth, to call their great folks after: even as she thinks yourself, amongst your great store of words, might have found something a little more genteel to call her hair after than flax, which, though strong and useful, is rather a coarse and common kind of article.
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York not our old men spares; No more will I their babes; tears virginal Shall be to me even as the dew to fire, And beauty that the tyrant oft reclaims Shall to my flaming wrath be oil and flax.
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And Naaman went, and Israel's king was glad, Because of Syria's favour, and sent down The hill to where Elisha lived among Farmers of flax and goatherds and a few Unhappy men who brought their sorrow to God, Asking his mercy on the Syrian lord.
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For their mother has been whoring, she who bore them has been put to shame; for she has said, I will go after my lovers, the givers of my bread and my water, of my wool and my flax, of my oil and my drink.
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Therefore I return, and take My corn in its time, and My must in its season, and take away My wool and My flax to cover her nakedness.
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The sacred dues which at a later date fall to the priest were without doubt originally ordinary offerings, and amongst these are found even wool and flax (Deut.
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Therefore will I take back again my corn in its time, and my wine in its season, and I will take away my wool and my flax that should cover her nakedness; and now will I discover her shame before the eyes of her lovers, and none shall deliver her out of my hand.
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If every thread were dry as summer flax," he added, in a tone of deep feeling, "I for one, am not fit to sit among honest people.
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All he says of the Pantagruelian herb, though he amply developed it for himself, is taken from Pliny's chapter on flax.
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I wiped myself with hay, with straw, with thatch-rushes, with flax, with wool, with paper, but, Who his foul tail with paper wipes, Shall at his ballocks leave some chips.
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I do not say of the plant itself, but of a certain use which it serves for, exceeding odious and hateful to thieves and robbers, unto whom it is more contrarious and hurtful than the strangle-weed and chokefitch is to the flax, the cats-tail to the brakes, the sheave-grass to the mowers of hay, the fitches to the chickney-pease, the darnel to barley, the hatchet-fitch to the lentil pulse, the antramium to the beans, tares to wheat, ivy to walls, the water-lily to lecherous monks, the birchen rod to the scholars of the college of Navarre in Paris, colewort to the vine-tree, garlic to the loadstone, onions to the sight, fern-seed to women with child, willow-grain to vicious nuns, the yew-tree shade to those that sleep under it, wolfsbane to wolves and libbards, the smell of fig-tree to mad bulls, hemlock to goslings, purslane to the teeth, or oil to trees.
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Pindar plainly saith that there is no more thread, that is to say, no more life, spun from the distaff and flax of the hard-hearted Fates for the goddesses Hamadryades than there is for those trees that are preserved by them, which are good, sturdy, downright oaks; whence they derived their original, according to the opinion of Callimachus and Pausanias in Phoci.
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In each of them was a flaming wick, partly of asbestine flax, as of old in the temple of Jupiter Ammon, such as those which Cleombrotus, a most studious philosopher, saw, and partly of Carpasian flax (Ozell's correction.
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In general, the spaces between the lagoons and the river are thickly wooded (the trees consisting principally of the blue gum of a large growth), and are overgrown with vines of various descriptions, and the fern, the peppermint, flax plant, and currajong.
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The fern, currajong, and the flax flourish here in abundance, and the peppermint plant (which they had not seen in any other part of the country) seems to surpass, both in odour and taste the species that is generally produced in our gardens.
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Sewing was done on the shoes by means of flax thread.
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The natural bond Of brotherhood is severed as the flax That falls asunder at the touch of fire.
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She hath sought wool and flax, and hath wrought by the counsel of her hands.
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Will you, like the rest of this wise world, let a man's spirit rot asleep into the pit, if he will only lie quiet and not disturb your smooth respectabilities; but if he dares, in waking, to yawn in an unorthodox manner, knock him on the head at once, and "break the bruised reed," and "quench the smoking flax"?
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Examples of Flax

Example #1
He also advised them to buy oxen to use in cultivating their land; and said that they should have one-third of the grape-vines he had brought over with him, another portion was to be given to Tomochichi, the remainder to be planted in his own garden.
Example #2
Moreover several English boys should be apprenticed to them to learn the trade.
Example #3
There's Bible in that, young man; see how Moses feared God, and how he took his own part against everybody who meddled with him.
Example #4
And see how David feared God, and took his own part against all the bloody enemies which surrounded him-so fear God, young man, and never give in.
Example #5
Even at this sight My heart is turn'd to stone; and while 't is mine It shall be stony.
Example #6
I an infant of the house of York, Into as many gobbets will I cut it As wild Medea young Absyrtus did.