Cloth

Definition of Cloth

Pronunciation: klǒth; 115
n.1.A fabric made of fibrous material (or sometimes of wire, as in wire cloth); commonly, a woven fabric of cotton, woolen, or linen, adapted to be made into garments; specifically, woolen fabrics, as distinguished from all others.
2.The dress; raiment. [Obs.] See Clothes.
I'll ne'er distust my God for cloth and bread.
- Quarles.
3.The distinctive dress of any profession, especially of the clergy; hence, the clerical profession.
Body cloth
See under Body.
Cloth of gold
a fabric woven wholly or partially of threads of gold.
Cloth measure
the measure of length and surface by which cloth is measured and sold. For this object the standard yard is usually divided into quarters and nails.
Cloth paper
a coarse kind of paper used in pressing and finishing woolen cloth.
shearer
one who shears cloth and frees it from superfluous nap.

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