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covert cloth

a cotton, woolen, or worsted cloth of twill weave, the warp being of ply yarns one of which may be white.
Also called covert.
Origin of covert cloth
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Father's winter overcoat was perhaps made of melton, or covert cloth.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • covert cloth is a twilled woven cloth of great beauty and durability.

    Textiles and Clothing Kate Heintz Watson
  • This livery is made of covert cloth or whip-cord, and the color may be any shade of gray or any shade of tan.

British Dictionary definitions for covert cloth

covert cloth

a twill-weave cotton or worsted suiting fabric Sometimes shortened to covert
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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