Clothing Cloth"ing, n. 1. Garments in general; clothes; dress; raiment; covering. [1913 Webster]

From others he shall stand in need of nothing, Yet on his brothers shall depend for clothing. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

As for me, . . . my clothing was sackloth. --Ps. xxxv. 13 [1913 Webster]

2. The art of process of making cloth. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Instructing [refugees] in the art of clothing. --Ray. [1913 Webster]

3. A covering of non-conducting material on the outside of a boiler, or steam chamber, to prevent radiation of heat. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

4. (Mach.) See {Card clothing}, under 3d {Card}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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