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oilcloth,

originally, cloth treated with oil or other substances so as to be waterproof and used for fishermen's and sailors' wear, for coach robes and covers, and later as a floor covering, called floorcloth. Subsequently it was made of heavy canvas, jute, or burlap, sized with glue, and coated with a thick oil paint, several coats being used and successively rubbed down with pumice stone. It was machine printed, dried in a drying room, varnished, and rolled. Linoleumlinoleum
, resilient floor or wall covering made of burlap, canvas, or felt, surfaced with a composition of wood flour, oxidized linseed oil, gums or other ingredients, and coloring matter. An English rubber manufacturer, Frederick Walton, patented linoleum in 1863.
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 and various kinds of vinyl products have superseded oilcloth as a floor covering. A variety of oilcloth fabrics is now produced for wall, table, and shelf coverings, for raincoats, and for many small wares.

oilcloth

[′ȯil‚klȯth]
(textiles)
A fabric coated with a mixture of oil and clay, used as a waterproof covering.
A floor covering made of a heavy fabric treated with oil paint.

oilcloth

waterproof material made by treating one side of a cotton fabric with a drying oil, or a synthetic resin
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COVER UP To keep the mess to a minimum, drape your serving table with an oilcloth and set out some damp kitchen towels for wiping up spills.
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The oilcloth on the table is something I couldn't live without.
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"Her husband's away, has been since May, She's friendly with that Mr Brown." No TVs, no mobiles, Oilcloth not floor tiles, Chimneys belching out smoke, The coalman all dirty, Was up at five-thirty, He was always a jolly old bloke.