Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A thin, loosely woven cloth, like cheese-cloth, but with a slightly finer mesh.
“Let the cream be at the temperature of 55 'to 60'; if the weather is cold, put boiling water into the churn for half an hour before you want to use it: when that is poured off, strain in the cream through a butter-cloth.”
“Meals, edibles, and liquids were diluted with 10 per cent. of grit, and when perchance Tommy strove to strain his hardly-earned beer -- to make a filter of a butter-cloth -- phut! would come”
“Samarai the rain would have gone through the thin fabric of the tent like a rifle bullet through butter-cloth.”
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