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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bod·y n.; pl. Bodies
 1. The material organized substance of an animal, whether living or dead, as distinguished from the spirit, or vital principle; the physical person.
    Absent in body, but present in spirit.   --1 Cor. v. 3
 For of the soul the body form doth take.
 For soul is form, and doth the body make.   --Spenser.
 2. The trunk, or main part, of a person or animal, as distinguished from the limbs and head; the main, central, or principal part, as of a tree, army, country, etc.
 Who set the body and the limbs
 Of this great sport together?   --Shak.
    The van of the king's army was led by the general; . . . in the body was the king and the prince.   --Clarendon.
    Rivers that run up into the body of Italy.   --Addison.
 3. The real, as opposed to the symbolical; the substance, as opposed to the shadow.
    Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.   --Col. ii. 17.
 4. A person; a human being; -- frequently in composition; as, anybody, nobody.
    A dry, shrewd kind of a body.   --W. Irving.
 5. A number of individuals spoken of collectively, usually as united by some common tie, or as organized for some purpose; a collective whole or totality; a corporation; as, a legislative body; a clerical body.
    A numerous body led unresistingly to the slaughter.   --Prescott.
 6. A number of things or particulars embodied in a system; a general collection; as, a great body of facts; a body of laws or of divinity.
 7. Any mass or portion of matter; any substance distinct from others; as, a metallic body; a moving body; an aëriform body. “A body of cold air.”
 By collision of two bodies, grind
 The air attrite to fire.   --Milton.
 8. Amount; quantity; extent.
 9. That part of a garment covering the body, as distinguished from the parts covering the limbs.
 10. The bed or box of a vehicle, on or in which the load is placed; as, a wagon body; a cart body.
 11. Print. The shank of a type, or the depth of the shank (by which the size is indicated); as, a nonpareil face on an agate body.
 12. Geom. A figure that has length, breadth, and thickness; any solid figure.
 13. Consistency; thickness; substance; strength; as, this color has body; wine of a good body.
 Note:Colors bear a body when they are capable of being ground so fine, and of being mixed so entirely with oil, as to seem only a very thick oil of the same color.
 14. Aëronautics The central, longitudinal framework of a flying machine, to which are attached the planes or aërocurves, passenger accommodations, controlling and propelling apparatus, fuel tanks, etc.  Also called fuselage.
 After body Naut., the part of a ship abaft the dead flat.
 Body cavity Anat., the space between the walls of the body and the inclosed viscera; the cælum; -- in mammals, divided by the diaphragm into thoracic and abdominal cavities.
 Body of a church, the nave.
 Body cloth; pl. Body cloths, a cloth or blanket for covering horses.
 Body clothes. (pl.)
 1. Clothing for the body; esp. underclothing. 2. Body cloths for horses. [Obs.] --Addison.
 Body coat, a gentleman's dress coat.
 Body color Paint., a pigment that has consistency, thickness, or body, in distinction from a tint or wash.
 Body of a law Law, the main and operative part.
 Body louse Zool., a species of louse (Pediculus vestimenti), which sometimes infests the human body and clothes. See Grayback.
 Body plan Shipbuilding, an end elevation, showing the conbour of the sides of a ship at certain points of her length.
 Body politic, the collective body of a nation or state as politically organized, or as exercising political functions; also, a corporation. --Wharton.
    As to the persons who compose the body politic or associate themselves, they take collectively the name of =\“people”, or “nation”.\=   --Bouvier.
 Body servant, a valet.
 The bodies seven Alchemy, the metals corresponding to the planets. [Obs.]
    Sol gold is, and Luna silver we threpe (=call), Mars yren (=iron), Mercurie quicksilver we clepe, Saturnus lead, and Jupiter is tin, and Venus coper.   --Chaucer.
 Body snatcher, one who secretly removes without right or authority a dead body from a grave, vault, etc.; a resurrectionist.
 Body snatching Law, the unauthorized removal of a dead body from the grave; usually for the purpose of dissection.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cloth n.; pl. Cloths except in the sense of garments, when it is Clothes (klōthz ∨ klōz).
 1. A fabric made of fibrous material (or sometimes of wire, as in wire cloth); commonly, a woven fabric of cotton, woolen, or linen, adapted to be made into garments; specifically, woolen fabrics, as distinguished from all others.
 2. The dress; raiment. [Obs.] See Clothes.
    I'll ne'er distrust my God for cloth and bread.   --Quarles.
 3. The distinctive dress of any profession, especially of the clergy; hence, the clerical profession.
    Appeals were made to the priesthood. Would they tamely permit so gross an insult to be offered to their cloth?   --Macaulay.
    The cloth, the clergy, are constituted for administering and for giving the best possible effect to . . . every axiom.   --I. Taylor.
 Body cloth. See under Body.
 Cloth of gold, a fabric woven wholly or partially of threads of gold.
 Cloth measure, the measure of length and surface by which cloth is measured and sold. For this object the standard yard is usually divided into quarters and nails.
 Cloth paper, a coarse kind of paper used in pressing and finishing woolen cloth. -- Cloth shearer, one who shears cloth and frees it from superfluous nap.