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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
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We supported him between us to a horsehair sofa, for the room was furnished, and I begged him not to speak, while his one-eyed deliverer was at the door before Raffles recalled him with a sharp word in Italian.
Piles of cardboard boxes, such as milliners and dressmakers use in Europe, cumbered the corners; and by some means he had procured for himself the sort of furniture that might have come out of a respectable parlour in the East End of London --a horsehair sofa, arm-chairs of the same.
And I sat down upon a kind of horsehair slab, or perch, of which there were two within; and looked, without any expression of countenance whatever, at some friends who had come on board with us, and who were crushing their faces into all manner of shapes by endeavouring to squeeze them through the small doorway.
Mr Twemlow returning to his sofa, lays down his aching head on its slippery little horsehair bolster, with a strong internal conviction that a painful interview is not the kind of thing to be taken after the dinner pills which are so highly salutary in connexion with the pleasures of the table.
Rance sat down on the horsehair sofa, and knitted his brows as though determined not to omit anything in his narrative.
While their exquisite linen makes up most of their production, the company also works with other natural or exotic fibers as raffia, horsehair, abaca, and more.
Horsehair Himself), Rich Glauber (music in action), Savanna Coen (Eugene's teen queen of the blues), Walker T.
The bridesmaids wore dresses of cashmere dupioni silk designed with asymmetrically ruched strapless tops, white horsehair sashes, and floor-length skirts.
Hastens beds, for instance, use horsehair that is sterilized for up to a year before going into the mattress.
You want a car that's cheap to run without resorting to a pound shop interior and horsehair underwear finish?
There is also a glove controversy, with Minto balking at Parker's horsehair and foam "cheater's gloves.
You can add horsehair or fibres to give more strength.