a woven or knitted material (as of cotton or nylon) <cotton canvas was the cloth traditionally used for a ship's sails>
the group ordained to perform clerical functions in the Christian church <he's a member of the cloth, but that doesn't keep him from enjoying a stiff drink every now and then>
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