camel's hair

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n camel's hair a soft tan cloth made with the hair of a camel
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Camel's hair the hair of the camel: the hair of the squirrel's tail used for paint-brushes
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. camelus—Gr. kamēlos—Heb. gāmāl.

Usage

In literature:

Apply with a camel's-hair brush.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
Abby, don't make a camel's-hair shirt out of your paint-brushes.
"The Place of Honeymoons" by Harold MacGrath
It is applied to the broken edges by a camel's hair pencil.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
That camel's hair at Stewart's will be sold, Unless we go this minute.
"The Woman Who Dared" by Epes Sargent
Painting the sore with collodion, by means of a camel's-hair brush, is poor treatment in the early stages.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various
With a camel's hair brush.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
Camel's skin is made into straps and sandals, while brushes and ropes, cloth and tents, sacks and carpets, are made entirely from camel's hair.
"Harper's Young People, August 3, 1880" by Various
A camel's hair brush is best for this purpose.
"The Ladies' Work-Table Book" by Anonymous
She wore a rich crimson brocade dressing-gown, a costly camel's-hair shawl, and a fine point-lace cap.
"Victor's Triumph" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
Sometimes the camel's hair is mixed with goat's hair.
"Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern" by Rosa Belle Holt
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In news:

Let's hope you never have to face an irate customer over the appearance of a napped fabric such as camel's hair or cashmere.
The 10-inch-thick walls are layered with bricks and clay mixed with camel's hair, which acts as a binding agent and has been used in making tandoors for 3,000 years.
Walla doc helps herders spin livelihood from camel 's hair.
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