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(ˈmʌŋɡəʊ) ,




n, pl -gos or -goes
(Textiles) a cheap felted fabric made from waste wool
[C19: of unknown origin]


(ˈmʌŋ goʊ)

also mongo

n., pl. -gos, -goes.
1. a fiber made from reclaimed wool, generally of a shorter staple and of lower quality than shoddy.
2. a low-grade fabric made from this, usu. in combination with other fibers; reused or reprocessed wool.
[1800–10; orig. uncertain]
References in classic literature ?
Not always, though: Ledyard, the great New England traveller, and Mungo Park, the Scotch one; of all men, they possessed the least assurance in the parlor.
He mused over the glory of the Mungo Parks, the Bruces, the Caillies, the Levaillants, and to some extent, I verily believe, of Selkirk (Robinson Crusoe), whom he considered in no wise inferior to the rest.
In the afternoon comes Thaka, possibly, to complain that old Mungo has stolen his new wife.
But his days of mourning will be few for Mungo, our black cook, told me yesterday that the word had at last gone forth, and poor Pedro's fate was sealed.
Sir Pitt was first married to Grizzel, sixth daughter of Mungo Binkie, Lord Binkie, and cousin, in consequence, of Mr.
He has a thirst for travelling; perhaps he may turn out a Bruce or a Mungo Park," said Mr.
Be rather the Mungo Park, the Lewis and Clark and Frobisher, of your own streams and oceans; explore your own higher latitudes -- with shiploads of preserved meats to support you, if they be necessary; and pile the empty cans sky-high for a sign.
This habit is very different from that of the Spanish Gauchos, who, leading the same kind of life, eat scarcely any; according to Mungo Park, [2] it is people who live on vegetable food who have an unconquerable desire for salt.
Mungo, come out smoking a large pipe in company with a very tall French friend of his called Flambeau, who was smoking a very small cigarette.
Over thousands of years, the waters and wind washed away sand and soil, creating the formations, including the striking major tourist attraction the Walls of China found within Mungo National Park.
CREMATION was found to date back at least 20,000 years with the discovery in 1968 of the partly cremated remains of Mungo Lady at the dried-out Lake Mungo in New South Wales, Australia.
MY story about the Mungo Jerry experience at a local working men's club many years ago made old friend Brian Horton smile.