Part of speech: noun

A fabric having a warp of either cotton or linen with a horsehair filling.

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Usage examples "haircloth":

  1. They were ushered into the old- fashioned sitting- room, with its Brussels carpet showing huge baskets of flowers; its heterogeneous furniture, some chairs haircloth and black walnut, and others cane- seated, with rep cushions tied on; marble tables, of course; and an old sofa, with well- worn pillows and rugs. - "Patty's Social Season", Carolyn Wells.
  2. Then haircloth came in fashion. - "Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern", Edgar Saltus.
  3. Then I thought intently back into the past and into the haircloth trunk and wrote, " Clothes, one hundred and fifty dollars." - "The Golden Bird", Maria Thompson Daviess.