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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.

    Death of a Ghost

  • 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.

    Dreamthorp A Book of Essays Written in the Country

  • When the army proceeds to the wars, it is followed by 5000 camels, all laden with ropes of bombasine [52].

    A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 07

  • It presents a contrast between "The Year 1740: A Lady's full dress of Bombazeen (i.e. bombazine or bombasine, a heavy corded fabric.



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