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sailcloth

1. any of various fabrics from which sails are made
2. a lighter cloth used for clothing, etc.
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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At first glance, this watch is distinguished by its expert blend of colors and materials: black, steel and a dynamic dash of orange picked up on the sweep seconds hand, the tachymeter numerals and the stitching sailcloth strap.
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.
In one gallery, she hung 4,500sqm of sailcloth, while another gallery taking an entire floor was totally bare - almost.
Kites of every size and shape hang from the ceiling and on the walls.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.
The hammock's like an awning of green and white stripes (but it's under you rather than over you); the material's padded sailcloth, wide as a bed (not one of those acrobatic nets) so you're thoroughly supported and cushioned as you rock, enveloped in a lullaby of shade.
If he died in America, Waugh did not want to employ morticians, who might extract revenge through "exposure, possibly, to the vultures." Waugh preferred having his body sewn into sailcloth and consigned to the sea beyond the three-mile limit, "with or without incantation." When asked about future writing projects, Waugh mentioned far-off plans for a novel with the theme of "chivalry during World War II." He would use his own experiences, including "Commando raids and crash-landing in occupied Yugoslavia" to serve in a mission to the Partisans led by Randolph Churchill (8 Feb.
Guests supped on double-dipped dogs, soft-shell crab BLTs, and sausage cups, and as the sun set the wedding party adjourned to a Sperry sailcloth tent decorated with mix-matched vintage furniture and lounge sections, rustic farm tables topped with silk runners, chandeliers and pastel-toned flowers.
Two shops in particular neatly divide their target demo: the atticlike Perish Trust, whose wares (a mix of sailcloth tote bags with bridle-rein handles, and Frankensteined light fixtures) evoke the quirky gloom of The Royal Tenenbaums, and the new Rare Device, whose bright, modern aesthetic (candy-color garden trowels and carve-your-own-rubber-stamp kits) skews a bit more Zooey Deschanel.
Schechter recounts Samuel Breck's petition to Congress, and Thomas Jefferson--then Secretary of State--issuing his report that recognized "an exclusive right" to use a distinctive mark on one's manufactured sailcloth, as well as "rendering it penal in others to put the same mark to any other wares." Id.; see Greeley, supra note 33, at 89 (discussing recognizing trademark rights in U.S.
Wooden boats (upcycled from leftover offcuts) decorate the end wall, sailcloth awnings shade the balcony and there's an abundance of softly whitewashed wood.