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fustian

a. a hard-wearing fabric of cotton mixed with flax or wool with a slight nap
b. (as modifier): a fustian jacket
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On his head he wore one of the common eighteenpenny French skull-caps, with a gaudy tassel dangling therefrom, very happily in keeping with a common fustian coat.
His children often had, and with his perfect acquiescence it had gone into the common purse to buy meat that he had eaten, and drink that he had drunk; but fustian splashed with white lime, bestowing halfpence on him, front to front, was new.
This amusement is superintended by the Friar, according to the recurrence of certain fustian words, to be repeated by every compotator in turn before he drank a species of High Jinks, as it were, by which they regulated their potations, as toasts were given in latter times.
For howsoever bad the devil can be in fustian or smock-frock (and he can be very bad in both), he is a more designing, callous, and intolerable devil when he sticks a pin in his shirt-front, calls himself a gentleman, backs a card or colour, plays a game or so of billiards, and knows a little about bills and promissory notes than in any other form he wears.
Among their topics are dia-planar diffusion: reconstructing early Aramaic-Arabic language contact, the role of metaphor in the interpretation of prepositions: the Arabic minand the French de, teaching Arabic to the angels: a scherzo by al-Ma'arri in heavenly morphology, the Semitic origin of the English work fustian, and Jewish writing in Arabic in Arabic characters in the 19th and 20th centuries.
The remarkable young Pavel Kolesnikov was soloist in Tchaikovsky's Second Piano Concerto, a much worthier work than the fustian First, and movingly redolent of the composer's theatre-music, but still not without flaws of longueurs and structure, and his poise and command were astonishingly mature.
fusteinnier 1200 (fusteinnier [OF] 'maker or seller of fustian' MED, fustian n.
In the meantime, the Temperance Address wasted Washington's legacy and was "the most fustian performance he would ever give.
Its unusually explicit, though permissive, stage directions state that the clown, Bunch the Botcher, comes on stage "with a paire of sheares, a handbasket with a crossebottome of thread, three or foure paire of old stockings, peeces of fustian and cloath, &c.
39) In repeatedly emphasizing the club, Heywood again draws attention to the play's own theatricality by creating a more emblematic representation of Hercules--a character who becomes a tableau comprised of his fustian language, histrionic gestures, and symbolic club.
of the shabby genteel, or silk and fustian order of authorship; dingy leathers, to smart tops.
As strong, if less fustian, than Wolfe's is Halliburton's enthusiasm for Nature's wonders.