from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A woven fabric with a short, stiff nap, differing from other nap-cloths in that the nap cannot be brushed down smooth.
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Then Sue went out from under the carriage-cloth, which was the tent-house, to look.
A village band, uniformed solely with cheap carriage-cloth caps, brayed excruciatingly.