Definition of haircloth in English:
Stiff cloth woven with a cotton or linen warp and horsehair weft.
- Less tightly-woven haircloth provided stiffening for the lapels and coat-tails of European dandies.
- And she wore haircloth upon her loins, and fasted all the days of her life, except the sabbaths, and new moons, and the feasts of the house of Israel.
- Very early on, Christians began using haircloth as an instrument of self-torture by wearing it directly against the skin, which rapidly would be rubbed raw.
Definition of haircloth in:
- US English dictionary
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