The exportation of sisal plants was prohibited by the German Government.
The fiber is larger, not so stiff, but stronger than sisal hemp.
The development of the self-binding reaper on our western grain-fields has opened a gold mine for sisal cordage.
The principal port, Progreso, is an open roadstead where no shelter is obtained, the old abandoned port of sisal being superior.
He is in charge of the raw materials—the coal and iron and lumber and sisal and flax.
sisal is a sort of small oxen striped like a zebra and spotted like a leopard.'
And Yucatan is the only spot in the world where sisal can be grown in commercial quantities.
Pineapple culture is already a flourishing industry in the sisal hemp region.
sisal hemp, which I found much like our yucca or "bear grass," is but little grown.
The essential feature in the economic production of sisal hemp is machinery for separating the fibre from the pulp of the leaf.
1883, short for Sisal hemp or grass (1843), from Sisal, port in Yucatan, from which the rope-making fiber was exported.