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cam·el·hair

 (kăm′əl-hâr′) also cam·el's hair (kăm′əlz)
n.
1. The soft fine hair of the camel or a substitute for it.
2. A soft, heavy, usually light tan cloth, made chiefly of the hair of the camel.

camelhair

(ˈkæməlˌhɛə) 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.

cam′el's hair`

or camelhair


n.
1. the hair of the camel, used esp. for cloth, painters' brushes, and Oriental rugs.
2. a soft cloth made of this hair, or of a substitute, usu. tan in color.
cam′el's-hair`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.camelhair - a soft tan cloth made with the hair of a camel
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"
Translations

camelhair

adj attrKamelhaar-; camelhair coatKamelhaarmantel m

camelhair

[ˈkæmlˌhɛəʳ] n(pelo di) cammello
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Tenders are invited for Ote brush sweeping long handle of camelhair horse tail hair.
6) The famous classification that comes from an unknown (or false) Chinese encyclopaedia (as Borges claims) divides animals into: a) belonging to the Emperor, b) embalmed, c) tame, d) suckling pigs, e) sirens, f) fabulous, g) stray dogs, h) included in the present classification, i) frenzied, j) innumerable, k) drawn with a very fine camelhair brush, l)et cetera, m) having just broken the pitcher, n) that from a long way off look like flies.
a) belonging to the Emperor, (b) embalmed, (c) tame, (d) sucking pigs, (e) sirens, (f) fabulous, (g) stray dogs, (h) included in the present classification, (i) frenzied, (j) innumerable, (k) drawn with a very fine camelhair brush, (l) et cetera, (m) having just broken the water pitcher, (n) that from a long way off look like flies'" (xv).
Left) Muse black tapered dress, $185; Shelly Russum Jewelry: bracelets, $88; earrings, $46; cross necklace, $85 (Right) Camelhair windowpane sportcoat, $395; Report Collection cotton shirt, $95; Heritage 34 jeans, $165; Martin Dingman belt, $79
An 1878 article in The British Medical Journal recommends a tincture of iodine' and a sulphur-vapour douche or vapour-bath', and that if 'the sebaceous glands and follicles become overloaded, they should be relieved by pressure between the finger and thumbnail, and by frequent washings with warm water and oatmeal; after which a good rubbing with a fleshbrush will remove the contents of a number of the pimples', followed by a cooling zinc or calamine lotion, to be painted upon the face with a camelhair brush two or three times a day'.
Nash wore corduroy trousers, loafers, and a camelhair jacket.
Pieces like a denim work jacket--available in both black and the more traditional camelhair brown--balance a smart fit with thick, rugged construction.
Coats are the central focus with beautiful, fresh adaptations of all styles: duffles, sweater coats, shearlings, and gorgeously reinterpreted classic camelhair coats.
animals are divided into: (a) belonging to the Emperor, (b) embalmed, (c) tame, (d) sucking pigs, (e) sirens, (f) fabulous, (g) stray dogs, (h) included in the present classification, (i) frenzied, (j) innumerable, (k) drawn with a very fine camelhair brush, (1) et cetera, (m) having just broken the water pitcher, (n) that from a long way off look like flies.
Using a small camelhair brush, we transferred a maximum of 100 adult thrips from the initial colony to fresh, potted plants (approximately 20-25 cm ht) through small holes in the acrylic cylinder cages.
Norman Rockwell, the fabled American painter, had a firm grip on more than his camelhair brushes; he had a grip on the American spirit.
The passage quotes a "certain Chinese encyclopedia" in which it is written that "animals are divided into: (a) belonging to the Emperor, (b) embalmed, (c) tame, (d) suckling pigs, (e) sirens, (f) fabulous, (g) stray dogs, (h) included in the present classification, (i) frenzied, (j) innumerable, (k) drawn with a very fine camelhair brush, (l) et cetera, (m) having just broken the water pitcher, (n) that from a long way off look like flies.