monk's cloth


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monk's cloth

(mŭngks)
n.
A heavy cotton cloth in a coarse basket weave.

monk's cloth

n
(Textiles) a heavy cotton fabric of basket weave, used mainly for bedspreads
[C19: so called because a similar material was used for making monks' habits]

monk's′ cloth`


n.
a heavy cotton fabric in a basket weave used for curtains, bedspreads, etc.
[1840–50]
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Noun1.monk's cloth - a heavy cloth in basket weavemonk's cloth - a heavy cloth in basket weave  
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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With designs inspired by nature, the Ocean, Birch, Fern, Grace and Islands rugs are hand-tufted 100% wool with 100% cotton monk's cloth backings attached using a natural rubber latex adhesive.
I use up old, worn out 100% wool suits and/or skirts that have been dyed, washed and cut into strips and hooked on burlap, linen, rug warp or monk's cloth.
One such monk is Pha Pachak, who in order to protect forests from loggers wrapped saffron monk's cloth around imperiled trees and blessed them.