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sackcloth

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Material & textiles
sackclothsack‧cloth /ˈsæk-klɒθ $ -klɒːθ/ (also sacking /ˈsækɪŋ/) noun [uncountable]  1 TIMrough cloth used for making sacks2 wear sackcloth and ashes
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sackclothHearing the man, Dara stripped off his sackcloth cloak and threw it down.In ten seconds or so I would be either triumphant or in sackcloth and ashes.She had chosen for herself the human equivalent of sackcloth and ashes, and she denounced herself for a masochist.I have no wish to see Aitken go through the rest of his life wearing sackcloth and ashes.
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