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Origin of horsehair
OTHER WORDS FROM horsehairhorsehaired, adjective
Words nearby horsehair
Example sentences from the Web for horsehair
And the other is what is called a horsehair worm that overtakes the bodies of insects.Vampires without Glitter or Girl Problems: Inside Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Strain’|Andrew Romano|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Atop the mattress and box spring, Hughes reveals two “toppers,” stuffed with cashmere, horsehair, and lambswool.Savoir Beds’ Royal State Bed: Just Perfect, If You Have $175,000|Daniel Gross|June 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The fruit, slit into halves, is placed in hempen or horsehair bags, and submitted to slight pressure in a tincture press.
He sat down on one of the horsehair chairs; but his companion remained standing a little distance away.The Mystery of the Downs|John R. Watson
The furniture was completely covered with horsehair and cushions, so that no corners or edges of the wood were visible.The German Lieutenant and Other Stories|August Strindberg
She settled herself, though she sat quite upright, in the geometrical centre of the horsehair sofa, and cleared her throat.Coniston, Complete|Winston Churchill
The cordonnet of Alençon is the only one which has horsehair for its foundation.Chats on Old Lace and Needlework|Emily Leigh Lowes
British Dictionary definitions for horsehair
- hair taken chiefly from the tail or mane of a horse, used in upholstery and for fabric, etc
- (as modifier)a horsehair mattress