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horsehair in Furniture topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhorsehairhorse‧hair /ˈhɔːsheə $ ˈhɔːrsher/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 DHFthe hair from a horse’s mane and tail, sometimes used, especially in the past, to fill the inside of furniture
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horsehairThe more important members of the staff had wooden beds and horsehair mattresses.Rory fell on to his side; the shotgun roared and the rear of the couch blew open in a dusty horsehair explosion.Geoffrey sat on the rather hard horsehair settee.The room was filled with tables, knick-knacks, chairs, and a large horsehair three-piece suite.She sat on a chaiselongue, elegant lines and the comfortless gentility of horsehair beneath an antique sateen.She had to sit in the waiting-room, on a slippery horsehair sofa, while it was going on.On a thin horsehair mattress rested one sheet, one pillow and one blanket.Fillings used include natural fibres such as cashmere, lamb's wool, horsehair and felt and synthetic materials like polyester.