One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
More fully "momie cloth". A commercial name for: any of various fabrics more or less resembling the material used for mummy-cloths.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Scribner's Monthly. From French momie mummy, after mummy cloth; apparently not found in this sense in French.
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