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haircloth

[ hair-klawth, -kloth ]
/ ˈhɛərˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ /
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noun
cloth of hair from the manes and tails of horses, woven with a cotton warp, and used for interlinings of clothes, upholstery, etc.
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Also called cilice.

Origin of haircloth

First recorded in 1490–1500; hair + cloth
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British Dictionary definitions for haircloth

haircloth
/ (ˈhɛəˌklɒθ) /

noun
a cloth woven from horsehair, used in upholstery
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