braiding straw

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  • We are told that he earned his first school books by braiding straw. Cited from See America First, by Orville O. Hiestand
  • Some peasant women, who were braiding straw hats, laughed as they saw the men pass by. Cited from Prince Zilah, by Jules Claretie, v3
  • For many previous years the women had been employed in braiding straw and making hats and bonnets for market. Cited from Reminiscences of Sixty Years in Public Affairs, Vol. 1, George Boutwell
  • "I think, on the whole, I shan't be obliged to learn to braid straw." Cited from Brave and Bold, by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • Mrs. Rushton was braiding straw when Robert entered with his berries. Cited from Brave and Bold, by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • Nanna can teach you to braid straw as she did at home; that is easy and nice, and the baskets sell very well, she says. Cited from The Louisa Alcott Reader, by Louisa M. Alcott
  • In the country, where grain is raised, it is a good plan to teach children to prepare and braid straw for their own bonnets, and their brothers' hats. Cited from The American Frugal Housewife, by Lydia M. Child
  • Her expenses were small, and were eked out by her earnings; for she continued to braid straw, and was able in this way to earn two dollars a week. Cited from Brave and Bold, by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • Christine sat singing and knitting, or singing and braiding straw, and Dame Alison went up and down her cottage with a glad heart. Cited from Scottish Sketches, by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • He was now able to earn six dollars a week, and this, with his mother's earnings in braiding straw for a hat manufacturer in a neighboring town, supported them, though they were unable to lay up anything. Cited from Brave and Bold, by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • "We don't need your money, ma'am; we can support ourselves in other ways; my girls can braid straw, and bind shoes, but they are not going to be slaves to any body." Cited from American Woman's Home, by C.Beecher & H.B.Stowe#3
  • Under the tree was the afternoon parlor of the family throughout the summer; there all the feminine industries went on, braiding straw, knitting and mending, or a letter was added to the sampler. Cited from Confessions of Boyhood, by John Albee
  • She gave still greater offence by becoming a workingwoman, and spending her days in braiding straw into the (once) famous Orkney Tuscans, and her long evenings in the manufacture of those delicate knitted goods peculiar to the country. Cited from Winter Evening Tales, by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • Christine and his mother sat from morning to night braiding straw into the once famous Orkney Tuscans, and he went to the peat-moss to cut a good stock of winter fuel; but his earnings in money were small and precarious, and he was so anxious that Christine's constant cheerfulness hurt him. Cited from Scottish Sketches, by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • They can knit garters, suspenders, and stockings; they can make patchwork and braid straw; they can make mats for the table, and mats for the floor; they can weed the garden, and pick cranberries from the meadow, to be carried to market. Cited from The American Frugal Housewife, by Lydia M. Child