sack cloth


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sack cloth

[′sak ‚klȯth]
(textiles)
A coarse cloth made of animal hairs, cotton, flax, or hemp.
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Presumably, if you have the cash, you'll take both routes - as long as you're not suffering in sack cloth on account of a deep-seated guilt about world events.
A woman who couldn't afford a tailor could fashion one at home using sack cloth and small reeds for stiffening.
Politicians should hang their heads in shame and cover their well-filled bellies with sack cloth.
As the Assembly's ministers get the sack cloth and ashes out whenever it has to plead to London to let it actually do anything, they can but help cast envious glances at other devolved administrations such as the Manx model that nominally come under Westminster's control.
There would be calls for the game to be replayed, for TV evidence to be used to over-rule the mistaken linesman and for referee Hugh Dallas to be paraded through the streets of Shettleston in sack cloth.
It has been clad in sack cloth and ashes since revealing that it has had to cut its ``proven reserves'' by 20pc.
IT'S not often I get the opportunity to command the picture editor to appear before me,in sack cloth and ashes, to explain his misdemeanours.
You are not donning sack cloths and ashes but a rain coat and flask of coffee are essential possessions especially on the night boat.
In the local markets of Nyaung-Oo, women sat on sack cloths and sold freshly-picked vegetables.
However, there is no longer any need for sack cloths or ashes and Earnshaw et al should be applauded for bringing to the Championship some truly outstanding players.
But it wasn't long before she realised it had nothing to do with kicking about in sack cloths.