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[lawng-klawth, long-kloth]
  1. a fine, white, cotton cloth, of plain weave; high-grade muslin.
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Origin of longcloth

First recorded in 1535–45; long1 + cloth
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Historical Examples of longcloth

  • Longcloth, which is now commonly bleached, comprehends a number of various qualities.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 8


  • A piece of calico or longcloth from another discarded article is not difficult to get.

  • The material was also invariably of a kind to wear, a fine linen or a closely woven English longcloth.

    Home Life in Germany

    Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick

British Dictionary definitions for longcloth


  1. a fine plain-weave cotton cloth made in long strips
  2. US a light soft muslin
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