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sennit

[sen-it] /ˈsɛn ɪt/
noun
1.
a flat, braided cordage, formed by plaiting strands of rope yarn or other fiber, used as small stuff aboard ships.
2.
braided straw or grass used in making hats.
Also, sennet, sinnet.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; origin uncertain
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sennit

/ˈsɛnɪt/
noun
1.
a flat braided cordage used on ships
2.
plaited straw, grass, palm leaves, etc, as for making hats
Word Origin
C17: of unknown origin
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