Definitions for hairclothˈhɛərˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
cloth woven with horsehair or camel's hair, used for upholstery and garments.
Origin of haircloth:
cloth woven from horsehair or camelhair; used for upholstery or stiffening in garments
Cloth made of the mane or tail hairs of a horse.
stuff or cloth made wholly or in part of hair
Haircloth is a stiff, unsupple fabric typically made from horsehair and/or from the wooly hair of a camel. Although horsehair generally refers to the hair of a horse's mane or tail, haircloth itself is sometimes called horsehair. Horse or camel hair woven into haircloth may be fashioned into clothing or upholstery. In the history of brewing, for drying the malt, haircloth was spread over the kiln floor to keep grain from dropping down into the furnace. Perforated metal or tile were also used, but had a drawback of scorching the grain.
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