The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
the Russian name for fine trunks (less than 4 cm in diameter at the base), cut tops, and branches of trees. Khvorost is used for fuel and for making fascines, baskets, wicker furniture (of osiers), and fences.
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