huckaback

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huckaback (countable and uncountable, plural huckabacks)

  1. A type of coarse, absorbent cotton or linen fabric used for making towels.
    • 1910, H G Wells: The History of Mr Polly, p 27:
      "Say I can't dress a window, you thundering old Humbug," he said, and hurled the huckaback at his master. He followed this up by pitching first a blanket, then an armful of silesia, then a window support out of the window into the shop.

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