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bombazine

, bombasine
a twilled fabric, esp one with a silk warp and worsted weft, formerly worn dyed black for mourning

bombazine

[¦bam·bə¦zēn]
(textiles)
A fine English fabric with a plain or twill weave, often with silk warp and worsted filling.
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In fact, Kidderminster was also producing even greater quantities of another concoction of fabrics, this time the mixture of worsted and silk, known as bombazine.
In the 18th and early 19th century bombazine was the funeral fabric de rigueur.
Worn by women, bombazine, was also made by them, since (as is the case with Turkish carpets today) a woman's eyes are generally sharper than a man's and the weaving of silk requires very sharp eyes indeed: a piece of bombazine needed from 1,600 to 2,400 threads of silk in the weft.
Waiting in the departure lounge for the Cardiff flight, I was aware of a typical extended Italian family seated nearby, dominated by a grandmother dressed in traditional bombazine black, who was continually and volubly chiding the younger members of the party in Italian.
They have no definite plans as to where the mares - Bombazine, Free At Last, Horatia, Rosa Parks and Summer Solstice - will go, said executive stud administrator Sarah Whitney.
She wore a black bombazine coat down to her ankles, a black dress and black straw hat, and was so tiny that the foxgloves along the track to the house were taller than she was.
You might even sit down to play the piano at one of his damnable soirees where the Jew put on his gentile airs and graces, his wife in her black bombazine and jewels, his daughters dressed for their first season, with the gall to pass themselves off as decent Christian girls.
It's hard to imagine the tiny woman dressed in black bombazine that I knew ever being young, but the certificate states that on June 6, 1908, at the age of 19, she married a young man of 20 in Mountain Ash in the Rhondda.
When we consider the weavers' mental illnesses we should also bear in mind that many of the materials produced in the factories in Norwich in the decades before the Industrial Revolution began--silk brocades and watered tabinets, satins and satinettes, camblets and cheveretts, prunelles, callimancoes and Florentines, diamantines and grenadines, blondines, bombazines, belle-isles and martiniques--were of a truly fabulous variety, and of an iridescent, quite indescribable beauty as if they had been produced by Nature itself, like the plumage of birds.
Once again Sebald's activity of listing--"silk brocades and watered tabinets, satins and satinettes, camblets and cheveretts, prunelles, callimancoes and Florentines, diamantines and grenadines, blondines, bombazines, belle-isles and martiniques"--enacts the beauties to which it refers.