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  • n. Plural form of bombazine.


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  • ‘I remember when bombazines used to be worn three full months for an uncle or cousin, and now they’re hardly ever worn at all for the like, except in cases where the brother or sister of him or her as is dead may be stopping in the house, and then only for a month: and they were always worn the full six months for a brother or sister, and sometimes the twelve months round.

    The Kellys and the O'Kellys

  • And he never will be successful in describing a modern gown until bombazines again become the rage.

    From a Girl's Point of View

  • But when you enter the world, you pay nothing, on your way through it you pay constantly, and getting out of it -- at the present prices of coffins and bombazines -- is one of the most expensive things on record.

    Punchinello, Volume 1, No. 15, July 9, 1870

  • Desirous of a little excitement, and already somewhat weary of our nun-like simplicity of toilette, we decided to do honor to our guest by dressing our hair quite elaborately, and attiring ourselves, despite the heat, in our best bombazines with their weight of crape.

    The Story of a Summer Or, Journal Leaves from Chappaqua

  • Ida and Gabrielle, after congratulating Marguerite and I, and giving us some elegant presents (for we usually receive our presents upon the same day, as less than twenty-four hours separate our anniversaries), asked us to drive down to the station with them to meet the train, and gently intimated that as some one might come up from New York with papa, we had better put on our best bombazines.

    The Story of a Summer Or, Journal Leaves from Chappaqua

  • As far back as 1816 we find records of "a large wooden Government House and Theatre built by the Military," of balls and parties, of "coloured gauzes and laces," of "Waterloo sarcenets" and "Wellington bombazines."

    Canadian Cities of Romance

  • Barring Eliphalet, there was a dress parade that evening, -- silks and bombazines and broadcloths, and Miss Crane's special preserves on the tea-table.

    The Crisis — Volume 01

  • Houghton with their demand for common zephyrs, for red flannel which they would scallop with black worsted, for black alpacas and bombazines and merinos.

    The Lost Girl

  • They never smiled and they wore austere bombazines that rustled and squeaked dolorously.

    Eugene Field A Study In Heredity And Contradictions

  • There were stored away in the garret of the Ackley house enough voluminous black silks and satins and bombazines to keep her clad in somber richness for years to come.

    The Wind in the rose-bush and other stories of the supernatural


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