n [U] cotton material treated with oil to make it waterproof and used as a covering for shelves, tables, etc 油布.
special cloth that has had oil put on it so that it has a smooth surface and water cannot go through it
1. Each demanded some payment that was overdue: twelve shillings for the furniture and oilcloth; one pound four and one penny for the General District and Special Rates; and one pound one and fivepence halfpenny for Poor Rate. 三封信都是催债的，而且每项款都已经过了期。家具和油布十二先令；统税和特税一镑四先令一便士；济贫税一镑一先令五个半便士。
2. You remember how the wind used to come up between the floorboards and if we hadn´t got the oilcloth there would have been illness in the house." 你一定记得从地板缝里钻进来的风有多冷，要是没有买油布，咱俩早就病倒了。”
3. "Then there´s the instalments for the furniture and oilcloth -- twelve shillings. “然后是家具和油布的分期付款，——十二先令。