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esparto

, esparto grass
any of various grasses, esp Stipa tenacissima of S Europe and N Africa, that yield a fibre used to make ropes, mats, etc.

Esparto

 

(Stipa tenacissima), a perennial grass of the family Gramineae. In Spain and North Africa, esparto forms a dense cover over extensive areas of land. The leaves contain a strong fiber and are used in the production of paper and synthetic silk and other fabrics. Esparto is good pasturage for camels, horses, and oxen. It is exported to some countries in Europe.

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Las modificaciones afectaron sobre todo a la estructura socioeconomica y tuvieron como objetivo fundamental lograr una intensificacion en la produccion con el fin de adaptarse a las exigencias de un sistema de comercio tipicamente colonial o asimetrico para poder asegurar la suficiente produccion de metales, productos agrarios, sal esparto, pieles, etc.
En los muebles, dos sillas plegables pequenas, de calidad, seis cojines de cuero, un fogon de hierro para calentar, un oratori, una mesita con caja y respaldo, un salero de vidrio cristalino, dos postetes de senyer, servilletas, capazo, esteras de esparto, espumadera, tres astas de hierro, vajilla de obra de barro, una docena de botellas de vidrio, cinco cortadores de madera, diversa ropa de mujer, una jarra de harina, una jarrita aceitera, una cama nueva con seis tablas, colchon, mantas, sabanas, etc.
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