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sackcloth

coarse cloth such as sacking
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Thousands of hemp or sackcloth bags carrying soil and a large variety of plants would be added gradually, working from the bottom upwards in the same way as a plant grows, over the second half of 2012.
YOU can't keep weaving coronation robes from sackcloth.
We have gone, under Labour, from having the best private pension schemes in Europe to sackcloth and ashes for the ordinary man.
I would hope those bishops would go to Rome wearing sackcloth and ashes.
Why wear sackcloth and ashes, when you can hide behind them?
Of course we expected more from our team andhellip;but that's not cause to throw up our hands, wear a sackcloth and ashes or beat ourselves with chains", Putin said.
We love Elie Saab and Georges Chakra at the classic Oscars, but on ladies pretty enough to look stunning in a sackcloth, it shows a disappointing lack of risk-taking that's another reason why the Grammys' edgy credentials are being eroded.
He smeared entire lamb carcasses in vinegar and spices, wrapped another in a sackcloth and buried it in a pit, and climbed trees to eat the eggs of stinging ants.
Brian Summers, Norwich PRIME Minister Gordon Brown, the former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith and Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg all donned sackcloth and ashes over the expenses controversy.
Perhaps those who seek to belittle the thousands of women who attend Aintree believe they should be chained to the kitchen sink and wearing sackcloth and ashes instead.
I'm not suggesting we go back to sackcloth and ashes or give up the things we love but the years of cheap credit didn't make our lives easier or happier.
Mayor Larry Langford lit on an unusual solution in April: a prayer service featuring sackcloth and ashes.