: Christian priests and ministers : clergy
He has great respect for the cloth.
He is a man of the cloth.
Recent Examples on the Web Researchers studying the four colors used to dye the tartan (green and brown and possibly red and yellow) found no traces of artificial or semi-synthetic materials, indicating the cloth predated the 1750s. —Carolyn Hagler, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 Apr. 2023 Then, ring out the cloth, wrap it around the inside of the lid (fastening the corners to the handle), and slide it up and down the sofa’s upholstery. —Jessica Cherner, House Beautiful, 4 Apr. 2023 On the opposite wall from the window, the police saw another mason jar with the lid on and a blue cloth tucked into the top, and the cloth was singed. —Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 29 Mar. 2023 This is because the water in the cloth absorbs heat and evaporates. —Mimansa Verma, Quartz, 29 Mar. 2023 If using a cloth to remove paint (rather than a sponge or paper towels), opt for a white cloth so the color from the cloth doesn't bleed into the carpet. Blot rather than rub cleaning product into the carpet. —Elizabeth Berry, Good Housekeeping, 28 Mar. 2023 Another dress had a knob at the chest with the cloth heaped over it. —Rachel Tashjian, Harper's BAZAAR, 6 Mar. 2023 And don't overlook the cloth brush, which can be used on flat surfaces to dry spills. —Clara Mcmahon, Peoplemag, 6 Mar. 2023 Wring the cloth well and wipe gently to avoid damage. —Lauren Smith Mcdonough, Good Housekeeping, 28 Feb. 2023 See More
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