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Definition: Cloth of gold
, n. (Bot.)
A hybrid rose produced in 1817, by a French gardener,
Noisette, of Charleston, South Carolina, from the China rose
and the musk rose. It has given rise to many fine varieties,
as the Lamarque
, the Marechal (or Marshal) Niel
, and the
Cloth of gold
. Most roses of this class have clustered
flowers and are of vigorous growth. --P. Henderson.
(kl[o^]th; 115), n.; pl. Cloths
115), except in the sense of garments, when it is Clothes
(kl[=o]thz or kl[=o]z). [OE. clath cloth, AS. cl[=a][thorn]
cloth, garment; akin to D. kleed, Icel. kl[ae][eth]i, Dan.
kl[ae]de, cloth, Sw. kl["a]de, G. kleid garment, dress.]
1. A fabric made of fibrous material (or sometimes of wire,
as in wire cloth); commonly, a woven fabric of cotton,
woolen, or linen, adapted to be made into garments;
specifically, woolen fabrics, as distinguished from all
2. The dress; raiment. [Obs.] See Clothes
I'll ne'er distust my God for cloth and bread.
3. The distinctive dress of any profession, especially of the
clergy; hence, the clerical profession.
Appeals were made to the priesthood. Would they
tamely permit so gross an insult to be offered to
their cloth? --Macaulay.
The cloth, the clergy, are constituted for
administering and for giving the best possible
effect to . . . every axiom. --I. Taylor.
. See under Body
Cloth of gold
, a fabric woven wholly or partially of
threads of gold.
, the measure of length and surface by which
cloth is measured and sold. For this object the standard
yard is usually divided into quarters and nails.
, a coarse kind of paper used in pressing and
finishing woolen cloth. -- Cloth
, one who shears cloth and frees it from superfluous