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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cloth  \Cloth\  (?;  115),  n.;  pl  {Cloths}  (#;  115),  except  in  the 
  sense  of  garments,  when  it  is  {Clothes}  (kl[=o]thz  or 
  kl[=o]z).  [OE.  clath  cloth,  AS  cl[=a][thorn]  cloth,  garment; 
  akin  to  D.  kleed,  Icel.  kl[ae][eth]i,  Dan.  kl[ae]de,  cloth, 
  Sw  kl["a]de,  G.  kleid  garment,  dress.] 
  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. 
 
  Appeals  were  made  to  the  priesthood.  Would  they 
  tamely  permit  so  gross  an  insult  to  be  offered  to 
  their  cloth?  --Macaulay. 
 
  The  cloth,  the  clergy,  are  constituted  for 
  administering  and  for  giving  the  best  possible 
  effect  to  .  .  .  every  axiom.  --I.  Taylor. 
 
  {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.  --  Cloth 
 
  {shearer},  one  who  shears  cloth  and  frees  it  from  superfluous 
  nap. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cloth 
  n  :  something  made  by  weaving  or  felting  or  knitting  or 
  crocheting  natural  or  synthetic  fibers  [syn:  {fabric},  {material}, 
  {textile}] 




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