from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See bombazine.
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Their business was to provide mourning against the King's death, and my mother has had a bombasin bought for her.
The little Pomareh, a pretty, lively boy, was dressed quite in the European fashion, in a jacket and trowsers of bombasin; he wore a round hat, but his feet, like those of all the other Tahaitians, were bare.