[hair-klawth, -kloth]
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.

1490–1500; hair + cloth Unabridged
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haircloth (ˈhɛəˌklɒθ)
a cloth woven from horsehair, used in upholstery

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There was an old haircloth sofa, in especial, to which she had confided a hundred childish sorrows.
The apology for a bed consists of a haircloth sofa extended on a carpetless floor in a room with a curtainless, shadeless window.
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