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- n. A fabric made from silk, wool or cotton dyed black
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as bombazine.
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As a child I wondered if they ever did, or if she was just purple bombasine all the way through.
Thus, in course of time, the merchant becomes bound up in his ventures and his ledger; an indefinable flavour of the pharmacopoeia lingers about the physician; the bombasine and horse-hair of the lawyer eat into his soul -- his experiences are docketed in a clerkly hand, bound together with red tape, and put away in professional pigeon-holes.
When the army proceeds to the wars, it is followed by 5000 camels, all laden with ropes of bombasine .
It presents a contrast between "The Year 1740: A Lady's full dress of Bombazeen (i.e. bombazine or bombasine, a heavy corded fabric.