Jackspeak of the Royal Canadian Navy

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Manila

A reference to manila fibre rope which replaced hemp as the general type of rope in the navy. Manila hemp is a type of buff-colored fiber obtained from Musa textilis, a relative of the banana plant. Today, natural fibre cordage has been mostly replaced by cordage made from synthetic fibre, such as nylon.

Added: 2014-11-01 Last modified: 2014-11-01

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