Cloth-hall

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cloth-hall a cloth-exchange building or market
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cláth, cloth; Ger. kleid, a garment.

Usage

In literature:

In the lower hall they came face to face with Miss Jellings, clothed in cool muslin, and in a more affable frame of mind.
"Just Patty" by Jean Webster
There was a mighty platform covered with crimson cloth in the centre of the hall in front of the orchestra.
"Personal Reminiscences in Book Making" by R.M. Ballantyne
He chose the largest hall in London, and had the walls hung with rich cloths.
"King Arthur and His Knights" by Maude L. Radford
Go on back to the Hall and change your clothing.
"The Rover Boys at Colby Hall" by Arthur M. Winfield
He stood shuddering in the hall, the chance-held candle dropping grease upon the oil-cloth.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
And I wondered that the knight and the youths should be so richly clothed, while the hall was scanty.
"King Arthur's Knights" by Henry Gilbert
What does it matter that the Cloth Hall and the Cathedral are in ruins, that the homes and churches are but rubble in the streets?
"Mud and Khaki" by Vernon Bartlett
This time, he made the right turn, back of the Cloth Hall into the safe country.
"Young Hilda at the Wars" by Arthur Gleason
I have some doubts about the state of the hall floor-cloth, and also the floor-cloth in the dining-room.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
Sam went to Dixion and started a pool hall under Ike Golberg's clothing store.
"The Desert Fiddler" by William H. Hamby
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In poetry:

"Snow fills the valleys, one and all.
Man is cloth'd best in the monarch's hall.
Thunder cries louder than cranes can cry.
Angels in whiteness the swan outvie.
Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.
"Svend Vonved" by George Borrow
"What fills the valleys one and all?
What is cloth'd best in the monarch's hall?
What cries more loud than cranes can cry?
And what can in whiteness the swan outvie?
Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.
"Svend Vonved" by George Borrow

In news:

Women in sexy clothes protested the bill outside CIty Hall last week.
A teen-age girl in neo-1970's clothes asked a security guard at Avery Fisher Hall, before the start of Friday night's Sonic Youth concert.
An array of items fills up the halls at Tendence —experimental furniture, textiles, lighting, clothing, jewelry, and more—but housewares and accessories were most prevalent.
As women raced in the 50-meter freestyle at the United States Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, volunteers ran through the halls beneath the pool to bring the swimmers their warm-up clothes after they finished.
As soon as the measure passed, some protesters inside City Hall tore off their clothes.
Protester Gypsy Taub is covered up by a San Francisco Sheriff after taking off her clothes Tuesday at a Board of Supervisors meeting at City Hall in San Francisco.
The police officer who sources inside El Monte, Calif, City Hall say kicked a gang member in the head after a long car chase Wednesday also owns a clothing company that glorifies gang and prison life.
Michael Jordan was the only inductee Friday morning who coordinated his clothes with the Hall of Fame blazer each was given on stage.
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