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cheese·cloth

 (chēz′klôth′, -klŏth′)
n.
A coarse, loosely woven cotton gauze, originally used for wrapping cheese.

cheesecloth

(ˈtʃiːzˌklɒθ)
n
(Textiles) a loosely woven cotton cloth formerly used only for wrapping cheese

cheese•cloth

(ˈtʃizˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ)

n.
a lightweight cotton gauze of loose, open plain weave.
[1650–60; first used to wrap cheese]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cheesecloth - a coarse loosely woven cotton gauze; originally used to wrap cheeses
netting, veiling, gauze - a net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave
Translations

cheesecloth

[ˈtʃiːzklɒθ] Nestopilla f

cheesecloth

[ˈtʃiːzˌklɒθ] ntela indiana, garza
References in classic literature ?
The "rich blacksmith's daughter" cast the thought of dotted Swiss behind her, and elected to follow Rebecca in cheesecloth as she had in higher matters; straightway devising costumes that included such drawing of threads, such hemstitching and pin-tucking, such insertions of fine thread tatting that, in order to be finished, Rebecca's dress was given out in sections,--the sash to Hannah, waist and sleeves to Mrs.
Maggie laid a hand on the bosom of her cheesecloth waist.
Look out for embroidered cottons, beading and embellished cheesecloths, all accessorised with heaps of chunky jewelled rings and Indian embroidery.