A strong cordage fiber composed of two or more strands plied together. Twine is typically made from natural cellulose fibers, such as cotton, jute, hemp, abaca, or sisal. The thin cords, measuring less than 0.5 cm in diameter, are primarily used for clothes lines, wrapping packages, and making nets.
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- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 236
- Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990
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- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twine (Accessed Sept. 20, 2005): largest ball of twine in Darwin Minnesota made by Francis Johnson (12 feet indiameter)