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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.]
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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]
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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]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.burlap - coarse jute fabricburlap - coarse jute fabric      
bagging, sacking - coarse fabric used for bags or sacks
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Translations

burlap

[ˈbɜːlæp] N (esp US) → arpillera f
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burlap

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

nSackleinen nt
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According to the residents, the body was found between rocks in the water, and some pieces of sack cloth and clothes were found close to it.Mr Kibuibe's relatives raised the matter of his death with the police and later recorded a statement, saying they suspected he had been murdered.
When the floods have subsided, when the slush and dirt haven been washed clean, when the affected are back home, should not some of the encamped in some holy sanctuaries for protection from the flood fury wear sack cloth and ashes in repentance for not recognising the God of humanity in the form "dalits' or 'others'?
WARDROBE: The revival used 21,500 rented costume pieces, with 950 more built in Thailand out of burlap, sack cloth, and natural coarse fibers that mimicked what slaves used to make their simple garments.
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.
Visionaries can wear sack cloth and eat locusts and honey for all we care.
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.
Ice-man when she was a child, the hessian sack cloth on his shoulder, ice resting, the sharp ice-picks and tongs that appeared attached to his worn brown hands, the smell of oil, his body dripping wet and cold, utterly terrifying!
Fabrics tend to be natural - cotton, linen and hessian sack cloth. For a sense of faded luxury, mix with velvet, satin and lace.