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" some of them were so delicate that they would pass through a man's ring, and a single person could carry a sufficient number of them to surround a whole wood. "
The art of weaving by hand and by power, with an account of its rise and ... - Page 124
1845
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The Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians, Volume 2

Sir John Gardner Wilkinson - Egypt - 1878 - 1554 pages
...for nets were remarkable for their fineness ; ' and so delicate were some of them,' says Pliny,6 ' that they would pass through a man's ring, and a single...string of which consisted of 150 threads — a fact 1 I am still doubtful if it was indigenous * [Conf. Hesiod, Op. et Dies, 536, where in Egypt, he is...
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The Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians, Volume 2

Sir John Gardner Wilkinson - Egypt - 1878 - 1554 pages
...for nets were remarkable for their fineness ; ' and so delicate were some of them,' says Pliny,6 ' that they would pass through a man's ring, and a single person could cany a sufficient number of them to surround a whole wood. Julius Lupus, who died while governor of...
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Biblical things not generally known

1879
...same fineness of texture was extended to the nets of Egypt, which were so delicate that they could pass through a man's ring ; and a single person could...sufficient number of them to surround a whole wood. The transparent fineness of the linen dresses of men and women in the Egyptian paintings recalls the...
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Introduction to a History of the Factory System

Richard Whately Cooke-Taylor - Factory system - 1886 - 441 pages
...of extreme fineness made of the net; "so delicate were some of them," says Pliny, " that they could pass through a man's ring, and a single person could...carry a sufficient number of them to surround a whole forest."1 They were chiefly (we may suppose) of the nature of shawls, scarfs, and such like articles...
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The Teachers' storehouse and treasury of material for working ..., Volumes 7-8

1888
...same fineness of texture was extended to the nets of Egypt, which were so delicate that they could pass through a man's ring; and a single person could...sufficient number of them to surround a whole wood. The trausparent finenesa of the linen dresses of men and women in the Egyptian paintings recalls the...
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Historical Deception: The Untold Story of Ancient Egypt

Moustafa Gadalla - History - 1999 - 351 pages
...threads used for nets were remarkable for their fineness; and Pliny stated "some of them were so delicate that they would pass through a man's ring, and a single...carry a sufficient number of them to surround a whole [forest]. " • Flax was used for making ropes, string, and various kinds of twine. The Egyptians excelled...
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Accessories of Dress: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Katherine Morris Lester, Bess Viola Oerke, Helen Westermann - Antiques & Collectibles - 2004 - 587 pages
...work in flax and weave nctworks."* According to Pliny, "so delicate were some of these that they could pass through a man's ring and a single person could carry a sufficient number to surround a whole wood." These nets, however, fine as they were, were not lace in our modern sense...
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The Ancient Egyptian Culture Revealed

Moustafa Gadalla - History - 2007 - 319 pages
...used for nets were remarkable for their fineness, and Pliny stated, . . .some of them were so delicate that they would pass through a man's ring, and a single...carry a sufficient number of them to surround a whole [forest]. Flax was used for making ropes, string, and various kinds of twine. The Egyptians excelled...
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New Monthly Magazine, Volume 60

1840
...threads used for nets by the Egyptians, that some of these nets would pass through a man's ring, and one person could carry a sufficient number of them to surround a whole wood. Amasis, King of figypt, presented a linen corslet to the Rhodians, of which the threads were each composed...
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