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 Meanings and Examples of FLAX
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flax
 n.  a plant of the genus Linum, which has a single, slender stalk, about a foot and a half high, with blue flowers
Classic Sentence:
1  The most trying ordeal that I was forced to endure as a slave boy, however, was the wearing of a flax shirt.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter I.
2  In the portion of Virginia where I lived it was common to use flax as part of the clothing for the slaves.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter I.
3  That part of the flax from which our clothing was made was largely the refuse, which of course was the cheapest and roughest part.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter I.
4  I can scarcely imagine any torture, except, perhaps, the pulling of a tooth, that is equal to that caused by putting on a new flax shirt for the first time.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter I.
5  I had to wear the flax shirt or none; and had it been left to me to choose, I should have chosen to wear no covering.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
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6  In connection with the flax shirt, my brother John, who is several years older than I am, performed one of the most generous acts that I ever heard of one slave relative doing for another.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter I.
7  Were it mine, I should put it under flax, and clear five thousand roubles, or else sow it with turnips, and clear, perhaps, four thousand.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
8  'I'm afraid of frogs,' observed Vaska, a boy of seven, with a head as white as flax, and bare feet, dressed in a grey smock with a stand-up collar.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
9  When the nettle is young, the leaf makes an excellent vegetable; when it is older, it has filaments and fibres like hemp and flax.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III—SUMS DEPOSITED WITH LAFFITTE
Example Sentence:
1  The ancient Egyptians produced fabrics from flax and wrapped their mummies in linen cloth.
2  Keep flax from fire,youth from gaming.