hair cloth

haircloth

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


Origin:
1490–1500; hair + cloth

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haircloth (ˈhɛəˌklɒθ)
 
n
a cloth woven from horsehair, used in upholstery

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