coir matting was next the floor boards, then a thick Chinese quilt (a pukai), then a Scotch plaid made in Geelong.
Manilla, coir, and some other ropes, do not require tarring.
If a small line could be got across from ship to ship, the end of it would be made fast to a coir hawser in the Monsoon.
They had put a coir warp ashore, and gave the barque a cant in the current, so as to bring the broadside to bear on the flagstaff.
The nut having been stripped of the husk or coir, the shell is broken, and the fatty lining enclosing the milk is taken out.
coir, koir, n. the strong fibre of the husk of the coco-nut, used for making door-mats.
There are several cots, some made of coir (cocoanut fibre), and others of wooden planks.
Sun-drying is done on cement or brick floors, on coir mats or trays, or on wooden platforms.
Where else do we find a priestly fugitive slave, who held his sacred office by the coir na glaive, the Eight of Sword?
He holds aloft the coir string, under the lower end of which a cocoanut has been placed on the ground.
"prepared coconut fiber," 1580s, from Malayalam kayar "cord," from kayaru "to be twisted."