The floors must be of tiles or cement and the curtains of bamboo, because hangings, carpets, rugs and upholstery furnish shelter for destructive and disagreeable insects, and the aim of everybody is to secure as much air as possible without admitting the heat.
Being a mineral, it cannot be appropriated to animal uses, without being decomposed and transformed into an organic condition; but in the numerous species of plants whose stalks require stiffening against the winds,--in the grasses and canes, including all our grains, the sugar-cane, and the bamboo,--a silicate (an actual flint) is taken up by the roots and stored away in the stalks as a stiffener.
I. BOTANY.--The Relation of Tabasheer to Mineral Substances.--The composition of this curious secretion of the bamboo.--Analyses and properties of the material, according to various observers.--Its appearance under the microscope.
If it be discovered that the bankrupt has any money or effects in the hands of another, and that person makes no disclosure within the time limited, the person guilty of this concealment is bambooed to death, and the value discovered is divided among the creditors; but the debtor or bankrupt must never more concern himself with trade.
When 'foreign' parties landed yesterday, they were a good deal pestered by officious mandarin followers, who, by way of keeping order, kept bambooing all the unhappy natives who evinced a desire to see the foreigners.
General Monro, now famous for his unequalled memoir on the bamboos, holds to the latter theory.
S6-1/4 N. In which case, Pian-fu may be the city of Pin-yang; and Tain-fu, Tay-uen.--E. Bamboos.--E. SECTION XIV.
Bamboo.--The largest and tallest sort of bamboo, known In India, is about half the height of the London Monument, or 100 feet.
You can't bamboozle me.
When this professional element had misled, bamboozled and deserted him, in a frenzy of despair he determined to destroy this thing called education, and made the ability to read and write one of the proofs of enmity to his class on the same principle that our uneducated workmen of the first half of the nineteenth century destroyed machinery and other progressive innovations, whose purpose they did not understand.
On the other hand Brisk pretends to entertain friendship for Lord Froth but makes love to his wife; and Ned Careless pretends to respect and honor Lord Pliant, but bamboozles him in a similar way.--W. Congreve (1700).
He had carried cases his own way, it was said, in spite of counsel, authorities, and even of juries, by a sort of cajolery, violence, and bamboozling, that somehow confused and overpowered resistance.