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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.
He removed the tissue and flung the white haircloth off, giving it a sharp snap, so the hair fell to the floor.