camel hair

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camel hair

or camel's hair
n
1. (Textiles) the hair of the camel or dromedary, used in clothing, rugs, etc
2. (Textiles)
a. soft cloth made of or containing this hair or a substitute, usually tan in colour
b. (as modifier): a camelhair coat.
3. (Art Terms)
a. the hair of the squirrel's tail, used for paintbrushes
b. (as modifier): a camelhair brush.
Translations

camel hair

, (US) camel’s hair
nKamelhaar nt
References in classic literature ?
Afterwards, take a piece of smooth ivory--you have one prepared in your drawing-box: take your palette, mix your freshest, finest, clearest tints; choose your most delicate camel-hair pencils; delineate carefully the loveliest face you can imagine; paint it in your softest shades and sweetest lines, according to the description given by Mrs.
Bees will act like a camel-hair pencil, and it is quite sufficient just to touch the anthers of one flower and then the stigma of another with the same brush to ensure fertilisation; but it must not be supposed that bees would thus produce a multitude of hybrids between distinct species; for if you bring on the same brush a plant's own pollen and pollen from another species, the former will have such a prepotent effect, that it will invariably and completely destroy, as has been shown by Gartner, any influence from the foreign pollen.
A museum with life-size sand sculptures of camels is also established, along with tents for viewing camel-hair textiles.
There are food stalls and souvenir shops, a petting zoo featuring the world's tallest and shortest camels, a museum with life-size sand sculptures of camels, tents for tasting camel's milk and viewing camel-hair textiles, and a planetarium showing how Arabs rode camels through the desert guided by the stars.
It uses such devices as the protagonist's camel-hair coat and his wife's chic semi-suburban outfits to tell a story grounded in its time.
Grant's language is lyrical and enormously evocative of Afghanistan and its people: hills 'like a camel-hair blanket on an unmade bed', clouds like 'goats, herded from dawn to dusk grazing on the endless blue'.
By 1987 the company was spinning 10 million miles of yarn a year, producing luxury fibres such as alpaca, mohair, angora and camel-hair.
On the wall of the study is a small camel-hair prayer rug from Mali.
One robed prince followed another in a sea of red and white headdresses, camel-hair cloaks and gold trim as members of the expansive royal family stepped forward to offer a brief embrace to the full brothers of Crown Prince Sultan.
Rafah Hamdallah, who has been making hand-made soft goods such as camel-hair shawls, urged relevant authorities to begin the gradual restoration of the Tekiyeh in a way that ensures that the craftsmen remain active during the process, calling on marketplace vendors to stick to reasonable prices and not take advantage of tourists.