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coarse cloth used for making sacks, woven from flax, hemp, jute, etc.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a coarse, sturdy fabric made of heavy linen yarn with interwoven threads. The yarn for sacking is made of hard bast fibers from jute, kenaf, and piemarker, as well as from by-products of the primary processing and hackling of low-staple deseeded flax and of short fiber. Sacking is used to make sacks (sacking material) and as a packing fabric.

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