cloth


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cloth

1. 
a. a fabric formed by weaving, felting or knitting wool, cotton, etc.
b. (as modifier): a cloth bag
2. a piece of such fabric used for a particular purpose, as for a dishcloth
3. 
a. the clothes worn by a clergyman
b. the clergy
4. Nautical any of the panels of a sail
5. Chiefly Brit a piece of coloured fabric, used on the stage as scenery

cloth

[klȯth]
(textiles)
A sheet of fibers assembled by weaving, knitting, felting, or some other similar process.
A nonfibrous material of similar properties.
References in classic literature ?
He can judge best what the cloth is like, for he has intellect, and no one understands his office better than he.
The tails of two snakes were hanging between the cloth and the cornice of the wall.
The Emperor now sent another officer of his court to see how the men were getting on, and to ascertain whether the cloth would soon be ready.
Slowly the priest ascended the steps and placed his shining sun on the lace cloth.
In passing along the valley, I was often attracted by the noise of the mallet, which, when employed in the manufacture of the cloth produces at every stroke of its hard, heavy wood, a clear, ringing, and musical sound, capable of being heard at a great distance.
It was dropped, and I picked it up, and found in the cloth, in gold and silver coins of all sorts, more than fifty crowns, which fifty times more strengthened our joy and doubled our hope of gaining our liberty.
Remained of the episode only the scorch of cloth drifting ominously through the air.
asked Napoleon, noticing that all the courtiers were looking at something concealed under a cloth.
Yes, I sent Luke directly they'd put the bailies in, and your aunt Pullet's been--and, oh dear, oh dear, she cries so and says your father's disgraced my family and made it the talk o' the country; and she'll buy the spotted cloths for herself, because she's never had so many as she wanted o' that pattern, and they sha'n't go to strangers, but she's got more checks a'ready nor she can do with.
I have here my bales of cloth which I carry to Cahors--woe worth the day that ever I started on such an errand
She then glanced all round her, and taking a white linen cloth or handkerchief from under her cloak, turned aside towards the brook.
And I saw below the edge of the cloth the marks of hands on your throat--forgive me, but we have not been used to keep such things from each other.