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hopsacking

[hop-sak-ing] /ˈhɒpˌsæk ɪŋ/
noun
1.
bagging made chiefly of hemp and jute.
2.
Also, hopsack
[hop-sak] /ˈhɒpˌsæk/ (Show IPA)
. a coarse fabric made of cotton, wool, or other fibers and similar to burlap, used in the manufacture of wearing apparel.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; hop2 + sacking
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British Dictionary definitions for hopsack

hopsack

/ˈhɒpˌsæk/
noun
1.
a roughly woven fabric of wool, cotton, etc, used for clothing
2.
Also called hopsacking. a coarse fabric used for bags, etc, made generally of hemp or jute
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