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bur·lap

 (bûr′lăp′)
n.
A strong, coarsely woven cloth made of fibers of jute, flax, or hemp and used to make bags, to reinforce linoleum, and in interior decoration.

[Origin unknown.]

burlap

(ˈbɜːlæp)
n
(Textiles) a coarse fabric woven from jute, hemp, or the like
[C17: from borel coarse cloth, from Old French burel (see bureau) + lap1]

bur•lap

(ˈbɜr læp)

n.
1. a plain-woven coarse fabric of jute, hemp, or the like; gunny.
2. a lightweight fabric made in imitation of this.
[1685–95; earlier borelap=bore(l) coarse cloth (see bureau) + lap1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.burlap - coarse jute fabricburlap - coarse jute fabric      
bagging, sacking - coarse fabric used for bags or sacks
Translations

burlap

[ˈbɜːlæp] N (esp US) → arpillera f

burlap

[ˈbɜːrlæp] n (US) (= hessian) → toile f de jute

burlap

nSackleinen nt
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Is he supposed to wear sack cloth now and a hair shirt and beat himself with a stick every day?
As the largest manufacturer in the jute sector, BJMC produces from jute, the longest natural fibre in the world, mainly Hessian cloth, different types of Hessian bags, sack cloth, different types of jute bags, yarn, geo-jute, blankets, jute canvas, carpet backing cloth, and so on.
Yet as one former scapegoat becomes a cult hero, another must don the sack cloth and learn to live with the cat-calls and jeers whenever they make a mistake.
Fabrics tend to be natural - cotton, linen and hessian sack cloth.
Taking place at the Granary restaurant in Stone, near Kidderminster, on March 31, the event features a three course lunch and outfits from Davenports No 2 of Harborne and Sack Cloth Designs of Stourbridge.
Branding his second half display in Portugal as "very disappointing", he donned the metaphorical sack cloth and ashes as he pondered aloud whether he had allowed his big chance to deputise for the stricken Craig Gordon slip through his fingers.
These religious prayers witnessed attendance of 20,000 people walking more than two miles barefoot in sack cloth and ashes in silent protest at alleged government inaction to step up security in the region," he said.
Her jodhpur shorts were fashioned out of a sack cloth, and her dress was made out of a duvet.
Full of remorse, the king did his penance on the Pope's orders, walking in a sack cloth and ashes to the cathedral, where he was flogged by monks.
Sack cloth and ashes or tar and feathers would suit this beast best.
Peering through an arch of sandbags over the abandoned farmland, a shredded piece of sack cloth hanging in front provided the only cover for his firing position.