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dowlas

[dou-luh s] /ˈdaʊ ləs/
noun
1.
a coarse linen or cotton cloth.
Origin
late Middle English
1485-1495
1485-95; after Daoulas in Brittany; replacing late Middle English douglas, popular substitution for dowlas
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