A term describing fabric as it leaves the loom, in an unprocessed state: almost all cloth needs to be washed, shrunk, dyed, or finished in some way before it is ready for use. Loomstate linen for example, is coarse, uneven and may be full of impurities, as are fabrics hand-woven from fairly roughly prepared and spun yarn sometimes outside in the dust or in a pit.


(see greycloth)

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