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Cloth woven from horsehair or camelhair; used for upholstery or stiffening in garments.  Synonym: hair.

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"Haircloth" Quotes from Famous Books

... and their disciples,(5) all students of the hinayana. To the east of these hills the dress of the common people is of coarse materials, as in our country of Ts'in, but here also(6) there were among them the differences of fine woollen cloth and of serge or haircloth. The rules observed by the Sramans are remarkable, and too numerous to be mentioned in detail. The country is in the midst of the Onion range. As you go forward from these mountains, the plants, trees, and fruits are all different from those of the land of Han, ...
— Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms • Fa-Hien

... sitting-room, her critical eyes noting its bare, forbidding furnishing and appointment—she had not yet let down her skirts, the floor not being inviting. As each article passed in review—the unsteady rocking-chairs upholstered in haircloth and protected by stringy tidies, the disconsolate, almost bottomless lounge, fly-specked brass clock and mantel ornaments, she could not but recall the palatial entrance, drawing-room, and boudoir into which Parkins had ushered her on that memorable afternoon when she had ...
— Peter - A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero • F. Hopkinson Smith

Words linked to "Haircloth" :   material, cloth, fabric, textile

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