horsehair

(redirected from Horse-hair)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

horsehair

a. hair taken chiefly from the tail or mane of a horse, used in upholstery and for fabric, etc.
b. (as modifier): a horsehair mattress
References in classic literature ?
Entering softly to the sitting-room he obtained a light, and with the manner of one who had considered his course he spread his rugs upon the old horse-hair sofa which stood there, and roughly shaped it to a sleeping-couch.
Likewise, he bought a string of horse-hair bridles from a convict in a Western penitentiary, who spread the good news until it seemed to Daylight that half the convicts in that institution were making bridles for him.
Our woods teem with them both, and around every swamp may be seen the partridge or rabbit walk, beset with twiggy fences and horse-hair snares, which some cow-boy tends.
Joining pieces like a hand-crank Champion horse-hair picker (horse hair was once used as a mattress stuffing, and during World War II, German soldiers in American prisoner of war camps used a device like this locally to strip hemp), an "Expert Smut Destroyer" and a collapsible voting booth, the AgriGold sign was clearly destined to join the collection as soon as Dennis set eyes on it.
Crumbling buildings across NHS Scotland are identified as posing significant health and safety risk to patients Estimated cost of PS1billion to fix roofs and fire hazards like fitting alarms, lighting escape routes and re-wiring One hospital has flammable horse-hair insulation and expert says the situation has similarities to Grenfell AN INVESTIGATION yesterday exposed a PS1billion bill for NHS Scotland - due to a repair backlog which has left hospital buildings a major risk to health.
Etsy Studio will offer supplies for crafters, including yarn, beads, driftwood, and horse-hair bundles.
Yet in no time she is divulging how her back was scratched raw by the bristles on Biddlecombe's horse-hair mattress on their first date, and how they always had "good-luck" sex the nights before Best Mate ran in his Gold Cups.
of midnight silence, as horse-hair whines & gallops strings to drag
Working class and gobby, recently divorced and with two kids, Lila's no Rumpole (in fact she's uncannily like a more sober Rachel Bailey from Scott and Bailey in a horse-hair wig).
Bangkok :Hong Kong's lawyers were Tuesday embroiled in a legal wrangle with a difference -- over whether solicitors should be allowed to don horse-hair wigs traditionally worn by barristers in court.
In what has long been a ritual for the start of the year, people all across Japan write down their resolutions and hopes, or good luck characters, using a traditional horse-hair brush and ink made of charcoal.