Linen or cotton cloth such as sacks are made of; coarse cloth; anciently, a cloth or garment worn in mourning, distress, mortification, or penitence.
a garment made of coarse sacking; formerly worn as an indication of remorse
a coarse cloth resembling sacking
A rough cloth, usually woven from goats' hair; clothing made from sackcloth was worn during mourning rituals as a sign of grief and sorrow.
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lamentation and repentance