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n. pl. Cloths except in the sense of garments, when it is Clothes. 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. The dress; raiment. See Clothes.

 - The clergy. 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.

 - Cloth shearer, one who shears cloth and frees it from superfluous nap.

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