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A coarse haircloth garment worn next to the skin as an act of religious asceticism or penance.
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1. (Clothing & Fashion) a shirt made of haircloth worn next to the skin as a penance
2. a secret trouble or affliction
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a garment of coarse haircloth, worn next to the skin as a penance.
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