Definition of haircloth in English:

haircloth

Line breaks: hair|cloth
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛːklɒθ
 
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noun

[mass noun]
Stiff cloth woven with a cotton or linen warp and horsehair weft.
More example sentences
  • 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.

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