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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cloth-yard formerly the yard by which cloth was measured
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cláth, cloth; Ger. kleid, a garment.


In literature:

She was clothed in canvas from head to foot, with a balloon-jib and staysail added, and made her position less than a hundred yards away.
"The Harbor of Doubt" by Frank Williams
Cloth which heretofore brought fifteen to eighteen francs a yard rose to one hundred twenty-five francs a yard.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13" by Various
Hastily drawing on his clothing he hurried to the landing place of the yard tug.
"A Captain in the Ranks" by George Cary Eggleston
Every man could weave his yard of cloth with the best.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
It was Monday, clothes hung from a line in a side yard and a skirt fluttered in a little breeze.
"Wild Oranges" by Joseph Hergesheimer
This evening our servant stepped into the yard just in time to save some clothes drying on the line.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
When the English peasant is gay, at ease, well-fed and clothed, what cares he how many pheasants are in a wood, or ricks in a farmer's yard?
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 4, September, 1850" by Various
Glauber salts to six yards of cloth.
"Hand-Loom Weaving" by Mattie Phipps Todd
He saw himself making pen and ink sketches of things, of the clothes lines in the back yards and of the maids with baskets.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
All was brilliant with a sense of Spring save the seven dark-clothed figures in the centre of the yard.
"Little Aliens" by Myra Kelly
Six yards of Redd Cloth.
"Women of America" by John Rouse Larus
How many yards of long-cloth would be required for a full-sized shirt?
"The New Mistress" by George Manville Fenn
The Swiss muslin costs about twelve cents a yard, the cheese cloth about five.
"A Treatise on Etching" by Maxime Lalanne
Swim 50 yards with clothes on.
"Campward Ho!" by Unknown
After he had with Miss Carthew's help unpacked and put his clothes away, Michael joined Nancy in the stable-yard.
"Sinister Street, vol. 1" by Compton Mackenzie
Take skirts, three yards of cloth in each at six cents.
"Prisoners of Poverty" by Helen Campbell
The long-bow was about 5 ft., and its shaft a cloth-yard long.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various
Before last Christmas these manufacturers had full work, at one shilling and threepence a yard at broad-cloth weaving.
"Rural Rides" by William Cobbett
At 15 cents a yard, how much will 7 feet of cloth cost?
"Condensed Guide for the Stanford Revision of the Binet-Simon Intelligence Tests" by Lewis Madison Terman
This is a Cape Cod clothes-yard.
"Cape Cod" by Henry D. Thoreau

In poetry:

He had a bow bent in his hand,
Made of a trusty tree;
An arrow of a cloth-yard long
Up to the head drew hee.
"The More Modern Ballad of Chevy Chace" by Anonymous British
With such a vehement force and might
His body he did gore,
The staff ran through the other side
A large cloth yard and more.
"Chevy Chase" by Henry Morley
"Hast thou any green cloth," said our king,
"That thou wilt sell now to me?"
"Yea, fore God," said Robin.
"Thirty yards and three."
"Robin Hood" by Henry Morley
A the tothar syde that a man myght se
A large cloth-yard and mare:
Towe bettar captayns wear nat in Cristiante
Then that day slan wear ther.
"Chevy-Chase" by Anonymous British
Two cloth-yard shafts from I and U,
Went forth with whizzing sound:
Like lightning sped the arrows true;
Sir Pronoun pressed the ground:
But darts of science ever flew
To conquer, not to wound.
"Sir Hornbook" by Thomas Love Peacock
Things out of perfection sail,
And all their swelling canvas wear,
Nor shall the self-begotten fail
Though fantastic men suppose
Building-yard and stormy shore,
Winding-sheet and swaddling - clothes.
"Old Tom Again" by William Butler Yeats

In news:

My parents recall that my teenage room was such a disaster, the piles of clothes and old newspapers so high, that our dog Ozzie considered it equivalent to the back yard and used it accordingly.
Yards of cloth strips are tied to twine as part of Caoimhghin O'Fraithile, an artist from Ireland's, project for the True/False Film Festival.
American Legion Auxiliary 53 of Eau Claire would like to nominate owner Mary Pomerening of Yard Work and her employees, Cathy, Sally, Karen, Cheryl, Kriss and Kathy who are called the "Ladies of the Cloth ".
Mark Lennihan / Associated Press Ruth Dina Ticona washes the mud from clothing damaged by Superstorm Sandy in the front yard of her home in the oceanside community of Far Rockaway, New York on Thursday.
Yard sale buy used young girls clothing, used home goods.