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haircloth

[hair-klawth, -kloth] /ˈhɛərˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ/
noun
1.
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
1490-1500; hair + cloth
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British Dictionary definitions for hair cloth

haircloth

/ˈhɛəˌklɒθ/
noun
1.
a cloth woven from horsehair, used in upholstery
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Word Origin and History for hair cloth

haircloth

n.

c.1500, from hair + cloth.

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