mohair

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mohair fabric made with yarn made from the silky hair of the Angora goat
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mohair The long silky hair or wool of the Angora goat of Asia Minor; also, a fabric made from this material, or an imitation of such fabric.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mohair The hair of the Angora goat, a native of Asia Minor.
    • n mohair A kind of fine camlet made of such hair, sometimes watered (see moire); also, an imitation of the real mohair made of wool and cotton, much used for women's dress.
    • mohair Made of mohair: as, a mohair cloak.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mohair mō′hār the fine silken hair of the Angora goat of Asia Minor: cloth made of mohair.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. moire, perh. from Ar. mukhayyar, a kind of coarse camelot or haircloth; but prob. fr. L. marmoreus, of marble, resembling marble. Cf. Moire Marble
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. mouaire (Fr. moire)—Ar. mukhayyar.

Usage

In literature:

Mexican goats make the best eating in Mexico and mohair has made good money for many ranchers of the Southwest.
"Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest" by J. Frank Dobie
Under it he wore a mohair office coat.
"When Egypt Went Broke" by Holman Day
And the decision was scarcely announced before Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke had begun work on his new country place, Mohair.
"The Celebrity, Complete" by Winston Churchill
The Angora goat, originally from Asia Minor, furnishes the mohair of commerce.
"Textiles and Clothing" by Kate Heintz Watson
Her fingers were busy untying the piece of red mohair tape with which her heavy braid was fastened in a neat loop.
"Flamsted quarries" by Mary E. Waller
Mohair serge is woven with a cotton warp and a mohair filling, thirty-two inches in width.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
From the former country there is a large export of mohair.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
Duespeptos was sitting on a common mohair sofa, surrounded by some half-dozen or more of his fellow-victims.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864" by Various
Mohair is very light in weight and cool looking.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
The hair of the goat is woven into the mohair and so-called Smyrna rugs, and also into what is known as Paul's Tent Cloth.
"Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern" by Rosa Belle Holt
The word mohair probably has its origin in modern times, as the Turkish word for mohair is tiftick.
"Practical Angora Goat Raising" by C. P. Bailey
English Mohairs and Mohair and Wool Mixtures.
"Harper's Round Table, September 24, 1895" by Various
Do not neglect to tie in the larva tightly below the wings at the shoulder, to prevent it drawing out from the mohair body.
"Blacker's Art of Fly Making, &c." by William Blacker
For weaving, the most valuable pieces are mohair taken from the angora and vicuna.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3" by Various
There will be more gold got out of mohair than out of the ground.
"The Shadow of the Past" by F.E. Mills Young
Opium, wool, mohair, hides, and salt are amongst the products of these great plains.
"By Desert Ways to Baghdad" by Louisa Jebb
Principal exports: fruit, fresh and dried, $7,886,375; wool and mohair, $4,330,020.
"Alden's Handy Atlas of the World" by John B. Alden
The exports (chiefly wool and mohair) are about L248,000 annually and the imports L200,000.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 5" by Various
His side lines were hides, wool, flax, mohair, hay, and animal feed-stuffs.
"The Iron Ration" by George Abel Schreiner
Rough woollen cloth and mohair are woven by the natives, who also make excellent firearms and other weapons.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6" by Various
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In news:

220 cloths, including wool and silk, wool and mohair, etc.
INTERVIEWS Watch Lana Del Rey Sing 'Blue Velvet' in Mohair for H&M.
Living mannequin Lana Del Rey postures longingly — and in mohair .
Frankly, what's cozier than a mohair blanket.
Denton Ryan DB Trey Mohair .
Just had a short chat with Mohair , who said UTSA initially recruited him as a receiver but shifted its pitch to free safety, where a starting position will be open with the impending graduation of Mark Waters, and return duties.
A tank dress in needle-punched crinkled silk, mohair and nylon.
My knit for Sandy is a cloud-soft scarf made of yarn thin as dental floss wrapped in a halo of mohair.
Unlike mohair and go-go boots, some fashion looks never go out of style or out of season.
Denton Ryan DB Trey Mohair.
Just had a short chat with Mohair, who said UTSA initially recruited him as a receiver but shifted its pitch to free safety, where a starting position will be open with the impending graduation of Mark Waters, and return duties.
David Hammons, Black Mohair Spirit, 1971, body print and mixed media.
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