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- n. Alternative form of bombazet.
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Wildbore, rattinet, merino, and bombazette are named as proper materials for cartridge-bags; of these the thinnest stuff, not twilled, but having the requisite strength and closeness of texture, is the best.
Equal simplicity in dress prevailed, and a gown of bombazette -- a very narrow, all-wool goods, worth from seventy-five cents to a dollar a yard, -- was often worn for best during the owner's lifetime, and at her death bequeathed, with the fondly-cherished string of gold beads, to the favorite granddaughter, as a precious legacy.
Lizzy's head bent lower on the arm of the chair; her thoughts travelled back over a great many Thanksgivings, -- years ago, when she wore short frocks, and used to go with John to see the turkeys fed, and be so scared when they gobbled and strutted with rage at her scarlet bombazette; -- how they used to pick up frozen apples and thaw them in the dish-kettle; how she pounded her thumb, cracking butternuts with a flat-iron, and John kissed it to make it well, -- only it didn't!