piece of cloth

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n piece of cloth a separate part consisting of fabric
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Quotations

  • Sir Matthew Hale
    Sir Matthew Hale
    “The vanity of loving fine clothes and new fashion, and placing value on ourselves by them is one of the most childish pieces of folly.”

Usage

In literature:

And as Splash shook the piece of cloth he growled louder than before.
"Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue Giving a Show" by Laura Lee Hope
Lucina in those days was occupied with some pieces of embroidery in gay wools on cloth.
"Jerome, A Poor Man" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
The cape is simply a plain long narrow piece of undyed bark cloth.
"The Mafulu" by Robert W. Williamson
A stiff wire with a piece of cloth fastened on the end may be used to clean the drain pipe at least once a week.
"Public School Domestic Science" by Mrs. J. Hoodless
Their clothes, patched as chance allowed during a halt under some hedge, were enamels of many-coloured pieces.
"In the Field (1914-1915)" by Marcel Dupont
If the child is old enough to suck pellets of ice, these are beneficial, or a piece can be wrapped in a cloth and sucked.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Gals jus' wore one piece of clothes in summertime too; dey wore a plain cotton dress.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
A few persons, mostly women, wear a piece of blue cotton cloth over their heads, tied tight, so as to have the appearance of a cap.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2" by James Richardson
The others were also given pieces of cloth.
"The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985-1503" by Various
It is the largest piece of real money he has had in six months, the boys say, and he has spent it for clothes.
"A Certain Rich Man" by William Allen White
Jack Jepson came along with a small keg of water, and a bundle done up in a piece of sail cloth.
"The Moving Picture Girls at Sea" by Laura Lee Hope
Seeing Renovales, he rose hastily, leaving his palette on the piece of oil-cloth that protected the floor from spots of paint.
"Woman Triumphant" by Vicente Blasco IbaƱez
Pieces of clothes and t'ings were carried for four or five miles from here.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
And he tore another piece of filthy red cotton cloth in halves, and divided it between us to twist around our heads.
"Caves of Terror" by Talbot Mundy
Ned held up in his hands the beads and pieces of cloth.
"Under Drake's Flag" by G. A. Henty
Then I thrust my hand between it and the cloth, and touched a crumpled piece of paper.
"Secret History Revealed By Lady Peggy O'Malley" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Place a clean piece of cloth over the wound and keep it constantly wet with a solution of salt water.
"The Plattsburg Manual" by O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
Unlocking a drawer he took out a parcel folded in a piece of cloth.
"A Little Girl in Old Detroit" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Old Master was blowed all to pieces, and dey jest find little bitsy chunks of his clothes and parts of him to bury.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
Each should be folded, wrapped in a piece of cloth and likewise marked.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
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In poetry:

While round the church in clothes genteel
Discoursed the men of mark,
And each man squatted on his heel,
And chewed his piece of bark.
"Said Hanrahan" by John O Brien
And on the plank he went with a piece of broken paling for an oar,
But suddenly a squall came down on the lake which made him roar,
And threw him on his beam ends into the water,
And the clothes he had on him were drenched every tatter.
"Bill Bowls, the Sailor" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

The annual Block Party builds better futures for children, one unique piece of clothing at a time.
A small piece of cloth stuck in a fuel line may be the reason a military communications satellite hasn't reached its planned orbit since it was launched in August, government auditors said Thursday.
Rib bone, piece of cloth were supposedly recovered from the pyre site.
Berger's Burg: US flag much more than colorful piece of cloth .
Today, I'm wearing what may be one of my favorite pieces of clothing ever.
The offer does not apply toward shipping however, there are quite a few items priced around $3-$4 so you should be able to get 4 pieces of clothing for around the cost of shipping which is $7.
These days, consignment stores are cropping up all over Northeast Pennsylvania, offering the fashion -minded set a place to buy such highly valued clothing without the trouble of digging or the possibility of never finding the perfect piece.
If you know how to "upcycle," those items can become new pieces of clothing instead of heading for the trash can.
Piece of workout equipment or clothing I couldn't live without: Good pair of running shoes.
Real Washington women show us how they style their fave piece of clothing for every day of the week.
I am still finding pieces of confetti in my hair and clothes as I type this, remnants of a wet and wild weekend at LouFest 2012 in Forest Park.
Man of the cloth wants piece of the action.
On Wednesday Judge Willie Lockette granted Johnson's lawyers extra time to test eight items including hair and pieces of clothing.
Chanel event this week, with nearly 400 pieces of modern and vintage clothing, accessories and jewelry from the label.
Look at it as another piece of clothing you're wearing.
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