coarse cloth worn as a sign of mourning or penitence.
in sackcloth and ashes, in a state of repentance or sorrow; contrite:
She would be in sackcloth and ashes for days over every trifling error she made.
coarse cloth such as sacking
garments made of such cloth, worn formerly to indicate mourning or penitence
sackcloth and ashes, a public display of extreme grief, remorse, or repentance
cloth made of black goats’ hair, coarse, rough, and thick, used for sacks, and also worn by mourners (Gen. 37:34; 42:25; 2 Sam. 3:31; Esther 4:1, 2; Ps. 30:11, etc.), and as a sign of repentance (Matt. 11:21). It was put upon animals by the people of Nineveh (Jonah 3:8).
- Sackcloth and ashes
had repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.”
noun 1. a short coat or jacket with a straight back and no seam at the waist.
noun 1. a loose, unbelted dress that hangs straight from the shoulder to the hemline. noun a woman’s straight unfitted dress that resembles a sack
- Sack duty