Bamboo


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Bamboo

1. An obsolete Indian unit of length approximately equivalent to 12.8 meters.

2. See: Dha.
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Molini and Irizarry (1983) proposed the use of bamboo as a fuel for power generation in Puerto Rico in preference to sugar cane, since its lower moisture content at harvest obviates the need for drying, but they provide few data in support of their case.
Bamboo's hardiness and knack for survival were a source of irritation to gardeners for years, but the very characteristics that branded bamboo as a nuisance are now working in its favor.
The ceiling and first floor are constructed using bamboo as the chief material.
2 -- color) JUST TOSS IT: Go ahead -- be square with this Bamboo Salad Bowl and Servers ($44) from Danesco.
Bamboo is not just beautiful, it's also very strong and useful, he explains.
Bamboo flooring is made by slicing the hollow round tubes into strips and boiling them to remove the starch.
With increased concern for the natural environment, dedicated commitment to the aspects of the environmental safety and recognizing the potential duty in helping protect the environment, Floor Fantasy is proud to endorse the unique creation of the Green Product--Ecologically Compatible, Environmentally Friendly Bamboo Flooring Signature Style Collection to achieve new levels of environmental care and genuine environmental benefit for our natural environment, economy, health and productivity for now and future generations.
Bamboo creates a beautiful privacy screen if you want to block the view of the neighbors or a few outbuildings.
The Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove were a group of Chinese scholars and poets who fled the troubles accompanying the transition between China's Wei and Jin dynasties during the mid-third century.
According to an analysis of data provided by geo-observation satellite Landsat, bamboo breeding areas in the prefecture increased from about 3,860 hectares in 1988 to 5,180 hectares in 2000.
Or use dead bamboo leaves, which are an excellent mulch for bamboos
The problem is, many of the sheets and shirts that claim they're made from bamboo are actually rayon, according to an alert from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).