camlet


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cam·let

 (kăm′lĭt)
n.
1. A rich cloth of Asian origin, supposed originally to have been made of camel's hair and silk and later made of goat's hair and silk or other combinations.
2. A garment made from this cloth.

[Middle English chamelet, from Old French chamelot, perhaps from Arabic ḫamla, nap, fibers.]

camlet

(ˈkæmlɪt)
n
1. (Textiles) a tough waterproof cloth
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a garment or garments made from such cloth
3. (Textiles) a soft woollen fabric used in medieval Asia
[C14: from Old French camelot, perhaps from Arabic hamlat plush fabric]

cam•let

(ˈkæm lɪt)

n.
1. any of various fine fabrics of wool, silk, or mixtures of these, used for garments.
2. a rich fabric of medieval Asia, probably made of camel's hair or angora wool.
3. a garment made of such materials.
[1350–1400; camelet < Middle French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.camlet - a garment made of camlet fabric
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
2.camlet - a fabric of Asian origin; originally made of silk and camel's hair
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
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He was dressed in the garb of a lawyer, with a gaban of tawny watered camlet over all and a montera cap of the same material, and mounted a la gineta upon a mule.
His blue camlet cloak was a local antiquity, like the church-spire.
There was no doubt but he became his years, breathing, as he did, of wealth and consideration; and it was a surprising contrast to see our parlour sot - bald, dirty, pimpled, and robed in his old camlet cloak - confront him at the bottom of the stairs.
The evening being warm, I had undressed me and put on a thin camlet surtout over my waistcoat.
The doctor had been no less carefully armed and accoutered by his housekeeper, the vigilant Frau Ilsy, and sallied forth in his camlet robe by way of surcoat,[1] his black velvet cap under his cocked hat, a thick clasped book under his arm, a basket of drugs and dried herbs in one hand, and in the other the miraculous rod of divination.
There were furs and silks peeping from under a large camlet cloak with a thick flannel lining, that by its cut and size was evidently intended for a masculine wearer.
Below sat the clerk of the court, scribbling; opposite was the populace; and in front of the door, and in front of the table were many sergeants of the provostship in sleeveless jackets of violet camlet, with white crosses.
The accountant, a stout, full-faced man, looked around him with a naive smile of satisfaction and presented a strange appearance among the hussars, Cossacks, and adjutants, in his camlet coat, as he jolted on his horse with a convoy officer's saddle.
Nor was this all, for the elder Master Crummles was going through a similar ceremony with Smike; while Master Percy Crummles, with a very little second-hand camlet cloak, worn theatrically over his left shoulder, stood by, in the attitude of an attendant officer, waiting to convey the two victims to the scaffold.
Francis brought out the stained old blue cloak lined with red camlet, which had wrapped the owner up any time these fifteen years, and had manchen Sturm erlebt, as a favourite song of those days said.
The first was dressed like a very shabby English baker; the second like a Russian peasant: for he wore a loose purple camlet robe, with a fur collar, tied round his waist with a parti-coloured worsted sash; grey trousers; light blue gloves: and a cap of bearskin.
CAMLET A Short sword B Fortress C Coarse cloth who am I?