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[hawrs-klawth, -kloth] /ˈhɔrsˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ/
noun, plural horsecloths
[hawrs-klawth z, -kloth z, -klawths, -kloths] /ˈhɔrsˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs/ (Show IPA)
a cloth used to cover a horse, or as part of its trappings.
Origin of horsecloth
First recorded in 1520-30; horse + cloth Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I will write something on a card, which you will fasten to one of the pommels, throwing over all this horsecloth.'

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • But two nights ago, as I was in the American bar, at the horsecloth, a man touched me on the arm.

    When It Was Dark Guy Thorne
  • Then the man forming the hinder part of the carnival steed sprang quickly forth from beneath the horsecloth.

    Pretty Michal Mr Jkai
  • I was tempted at last to take the horsecloth off my shoulders, and to wrap my feet up in it, but all was of no use.

    Snow Shoes and Canoes William H. G. Kingston
  • Beside him, on the horsecloth, lay the fiddle he had made from a shingle.

  • He fell from exhaustion, and we made a litter with two poles and a horsecloth to carry him home.

  • Betty drew her down beside her under the horsecloth and threw her arms round her; Victoria's body was cold as ice.

    A Bed of Roses W. L. George
  • To tell the truth, I was surprised to meet him in the horsecloth.

    When It Was Dark Guy Thorne

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