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 for Body cloth
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Body \Bod"y\, n.; pl. Bodies. [OE. bodi, AS. bodig; akin to
     OHG. botah. [root]257. Cf. Bodice.]
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     1. The material organized substance of an animal, whether
        living or dead, as distinguished from the spirit, or vital
        principle; the physical person.
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              Absent in body, but present in spirit. --1 Cor. v. 3
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              For of the soul the body form doth take.
              For soul is form, and doth the body make. --Spenser.
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     2. The trunk, or main part, of a person or animal, as
        distinguished from the limbs and head; the main, central,
        or principal part, as of a tree, army, country, etc.
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              Who set the body and the limbs
              Of this great sport together?         --Shak.
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              The van of the king's army was led by the general; .
              . . in the body was the king and the prince.
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              Rivers that run up into the body of Italy.
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     3. The real, as opposed to the symbolical; the substance, as
        opposed to the shadow.
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              Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body
              is of Christ.                         --Col. ii. 17.
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     4. A person; a human being; -- frequently in composition; as,
        anybody, nobody.
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              A dry, shrewd kind of a body.         --W. Irving.
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     5. A number of individuals spoken of collectively, usually as
        united by some common tie, or as organized for some
        purpose; a collective whole or totality; a corporation;
        as, a legislative body; a clerical body.
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              A numerous body led unresistingly to the slaughter.
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     6. A number of things or particulars embodied in a system; a
        general collection; as, a great body of facts; a body of
        laws or of divinity.
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     7. Any mass or portion of matter; any substance distinct from
        others; as, a metallic body; a moving body; an a["e]riform
        body. "A body of cold air." --Huxley.
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              By collision of two bodies, grind
              The air attrite to fire.              --Milton.
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     8. Amount; quantity; extent.
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     9. That part of a garment covering the body, as distinguished
        from the parts covering the limbs.
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     10. The bed or box of a vehicle, on or in which the load is
         placed; as, a wagon body; a cart body.
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     11. (Print.) The shank of a type, or the depth of the shank
         (by which the size is indicated); as, a nonpareil face on
         an agate body.
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     12. (Geom.) A figure that has length, breadth, and thickness;
         any solid figure.
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     13. Consistency; thickness; substance; strength; as, this
         color has body; wine of a good body.
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     Note: Colors bear a body when they are capable of being
           ground so fine, and of being mixed so entirely with
           oil, as to seem only a very thick oil of the same
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     14. (A["e]ronautics) The central, longitudinal framework of a
         flying machine, to which are attached the planes or
         a["e]rocurves, passenger accommodations, controlling and
         propelling apparatus, fuel tanks, etc. Also called
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     After body (Naut.), the part of a ship abaft the dead flat.
     Body cavity (Anat.), the space between the walls of the
        body and the inclosed viscera; the c[ae]lum; -- in
        mammals, divided by the diaphragm into thoracic and
        abdominal cavities.
     Body of a church, the nave.
     Body cloth; pl.
     Body cloths, a cloth or blanket for covering horses.
     Body clothes. (pl.)
     1. Clothing for the body; esp. underclothing.
     2. Body cloths for horses. [Obs.] --Addison.
     Body coat, a gentleman's dress coat.
     Body color (Paint.), a pigment that has consistency,
        thickness, or body, in distinction from a tint or wash.
     Body of a law (Law), the main and operative part.
     Body louse (Zool.), a species of louse ({Pediculus
        vestimenti), which sometimes infests the human body and
        clothes. See Grayback.
     Body plan (Shipbuilding), an end elevation, showing the
        conbour of the sides of a ship at certain points of her
     Body politic, the collective body of a nation or state as
        politically organized, or as exercising political
        functions; also, a corporation. --Wharton.
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              As to the persons who compose the body politic or
              associate themselves, they take collectively the
              name of "people", or "nation".        --Bouvier.
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     Body servant, a valet.
     The bodies seven (Alchemy), the metals corresponding to the
        planets. [Obs.]
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              Sol gold is, and Luna silver we threpe (=call), Mars
              yren (=iron), Mercurie quicksilver we clepe,
              Saturnus lead, and Jupiter is tin, and Venus coper.
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     Body snatcher, one who secretly removes without right or
        authority a dead body from a grave, vault, etc.; a
     Body snatching (Law), the unauthorized removal of a dead
        body from the grave; usually for the purpose of
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cloth \Cloth\ (kl[o^]th; 115), n.; pl. Cloths (kl[o^][th]z;
     115), except in the sense of garments, when it is Clothes
     (kl[=o]thz or kl[=o]z). [OE. clath cloth, AS. cl[=a][thorn]
     cloth, garment; akin to D. kleed, Icel. kl[ae][eth]i, Dan.
     kl[ae]de, cloth, Sw. kl[aum]de, G. kleid garment, dress.]
     1. A fabric made of fibrous material (or sometimes of wire,
        as in wire cloth); commonly, a woven fabric of cotton,
        woolen, or linen, adapted to be made into garments;
        specifically, woolen fabrics, as distinguished from all
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     2. The dress; raiment. [Obs.] See Clothes.
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              I'll ne'er distust my God for cloth and bread.
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     3. The distinctive dress of any profession, especially of the
        clergy; hence, the clerical profession.
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              Appeals were made to the priesthood. Would they
              tamely permit so gross an insult to be offered to
              their cloth?                          --Macaulay.
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              The cloth, the clergy, are constituted for
              administering and for giving the best possible
              effect to . . . every axiom.          --I. Taylor.
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     Body cloth. See under Body.
     Cloth of gold, a fabric woven wholly or partially of
        threads of gold.
     Cloth measure, the measure of length and surface by which
        cloth is measured and sold. For this object the standard
        yard is usually divided into quarters and nails.
     Cloth paper, a coarse kind of paper used in pressing and
        finishing woolen cloth. -- Cloth
     shearer, one who shears cloth and frees it from superfluous
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