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cloth British & World English

Woven or felted fabric made from wool, cotton, or a similar fibre

cloth English Thesaurus

commodities such as wool and cloth

the cloth in cloth British & World English

The clergy; the clerical profession

J-cloth British & World English

A type of cloth used for household cleaning

cloth cap British & World English

A man’s flat woollen cap with a peak

sky cloth British & World English

A backdrop painted or coloured to represent the sky

cloth-eared British & World English

Unable to hear or understand clearly

cloth head British & World English

A stupid person

cloth yard British & World English

A unit for measuring cloth, formerly 37 inches but now equivalent to a standard yard (36 inches)

drop cloth British & World English

Another term for drop curtain.

glass cloth British & World English

A cloth covered with powdered glass or other abrasive, used for smoothing and polishing

Green Cloth British & World English

(In the UK) the Lord Steward’s department of the royal household

horse cloth British & World English

A cloth used to cover a horse, or as part of its trappings

pilot cloth British & World English

Thick blue woollen cloth, used to make seamen’s coats

whole cloth British & World English

Cloth of the full size as manufactured, as distinguished from a piece cut off for a garment or other item

wire cloth British & World English

Cloth woven from wire

Green Cloth New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Lord Steward's department of the royal household

ground cloth British & World English

A waterproof cloth spread under a sleeping bag, directly on the ground or inside a tent

pudding cloth British & World English

A cloth used for tying up some puddings for boiling

sponge cloth British & World English

Soft, lightly woven cloth with a slightly wrinkled surface

cloth of gold British & World English

Fabric made of silk or wool interwoven with gold threads

out of whole cloth British & World English

With no basis in fact or reality

cut from the same cloth British & World English

Of the same nature; similar

Field of the Cloth of Gold British & World English

The scene of a meeting between Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France near Calais in 1520, for which both monarchs erected elaborate temporary palaces, including a sumptuous display of golden cloth. Little of importance was achieved, although the meeting symbolized Henry’s determination to play a full part in European dynastic politics

cut your coat according to your cloth British & World English

Undertake only what you have the money or ability to do and no more

oilcloth British & World English

Cotton fabric treated on one side with oil to make it waterproof

backcloth British & World English

Another term for backdrop.

barkcloth British & World English

Cloth made from the inner bark of the paper mulberry or similar tree

beaver cloth in beaver1 British & World English

A heavy woollen cloth resembling felted beaver fur

broadcloth British & World English

Clothing fabric of fine twilled wool or worsted, or plain-woven cotton

dishcloth British & World English

A cloth for washing or drying dishes

haircloth British & World English

Stiff cloth woven with a cotton or linen warp and horsehair weft

loincloth British & World English

A single piece of cloth wrapped round the hips, typically worn by men in some hot countries as their only garment

Oxford British & World English

A thick cotton fabric chiefly used to make shirts

Oxford cloth in Oxford2 British & World English

A thick cotton fabric chiefly used to make shirts

saddlecloth British & World English

A cloth laid on a horse’s back under the saddle

sailcloth British & World English

Canvas or other material used for making sails

tablecloth British & World English

A cloth spread over a table, especially during meals

tapa cloth in tapa British & World English

Cloth made from tapa, used in the Pacific islands

chrisom British & World English

A white robe put on a child at baptism, and used as its shroud if it died within the month

chrisom-cloth in chrisom British & World English

A white robe put on a child at baptism, and used as its shroud if it died within the month


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