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haircloth

[′her‚klȯth]
(textiles)
A stiff, wiry fabric made with a weft of hair, especially of horsehair or camel's hair, and a warp of cotton, linen, or wool.
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Caddy was "about fifteen then," and Jason imagines his mother's later penance for Caddy's eventual promiscuity: "in three years she'd been wearing haircloth or probably sandpaper at that rate" (230).
As in the passage about the haircloth shirt quoted earlier, Newman demonstrates that he understands the appeal of self-denial, a lesson that prepares him for his final struggle.
Then he got a haircloth trunk full of empty bottles out of the back of the buggy and made Johnny fill them with spring water and label them.