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sailcloth

1. any of various fabrics from which sails are made
2. a lighter cloth used for clothing, etc.

Sailcloth

 

a heavy, closely woven linen or partly linen fabric, plainwoven from thick yarn. It was originally used for sails; hence the name. Sailcloth is used in unprocessed form or treated for commercial applications such as use in sails, tarpaulins, and the uppers of footwear. It is also used for work clothes and special-purpose clothes.

sailcloth

[′sāl‚klȯth]
(textiles)
A generic term for heavy, durable fabrics with a strong canvas weave made of cotton, linen, jute, polyester, or nylon; used for sails as well as for other applications.
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But I suspect what they were really after was the ship itself - an achingly beautiful 134m five-master sailing vessel with 5,000 square metres of sailcloth, teak decks, mahoganypan elling and more brass on board than you'd find in a colliery band.
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The room is crowded and well-stocked with interesting things used to produce his magical kites: rolls of sailcloth in lots of colors, a wood-burning tool to seal cloth edges when cut, hand-carved kite-winders made from wood found in his yard, bobbins of thread and a homemade glass-topped desk with a light underneath to help him view a kite's colors.
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