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hair' shirt'




1. a garment of coarse haircloth, worn next to the skin as a penance by ascetics and penitents.
2. self-imposed punishment, suffering, sacrifice, or penance.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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