Hurd



Notion 14
Term Hurd
Field Hemp compound
Pronunciation 'hərd
Definition Hemp hurds are composed of the the woody inner portion of the hemp stalk, broken into pieces and separated from the fibre in the processes of breaking and scutching to remove the fibre.
The woody part, or core fibre, can absorb up to five times its weight in moisture. Hurds are used for animal bedding, chipboard, and an assortment of building materials.
Contexts
  • The remaining 75% of the hemp stalks, known as hemp hurd is a lightweight absorbent material which has the appearance of fine wood chips.
  • A method of forming a structural member from hemp hurd, substantially free of hemp bast fibres is disclosed.
  • Demonstrating how hemp stalks were broken into fiber and hurd using a 1920's era hemp break.
Phraseology "Hurd" is often preceded by the term "Hemp" (Hemp hurd).
French
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Spanish equivalent
Chènevotte
Agramiza

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