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  • n. Obsolete form of bombast.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See bombast.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete form of bombast.

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Examples

  • Rascall, I know not of whence, or what thou art; but if I come downe to thee, I will so bumbast thy prating Coxecombe, as thou wast never so beaten in all thy life, like a drunken slave and beast as thou art, that all this night wilt not let us sleepe.

    The Decameron

  • And a small distance beyond Bassan is a little Iland called Tana, a place very populous with Portugals, Moores, and Gentiles: these haue nothing but Rice, there are many makers of Armesie, and weauers of girdles of wooll and bumbast blacke and redde like to

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • All the lanific trees of Seres, the bumbast and cotton bushes in the territories near the Persian Sea and Gulf of Bengala, the Arabian swans, together with the plants of Malta, do not all the them clothe, attire, and apparel so many persons as this one herb alone.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Crow, beautified with our feathers, that _with his Tygers heart wrapt in a Players hide_, supposes he is as well able to bumbast out a blank verse as the best of you; and being an absolute _Johannes

    Shakspere and Montaigne

  • Then with the pomell of his sworde he did so swetely bumbast him, as he made his helmet to flye of his head: and setting his foote vpon his throte, made as though with the point of his swearde he woulde haue killed hym, saying: “Counte, the houre is now come that thou must goe make an accompt with God of thine vntrouth and treason which thou hast committed against the Duchesse.”

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

  • He was an "upstart crow," and what right had he to be "as well able to bumbast out a blank verse as the best of you?"

    Platform Monologues

  • 'There is,' he continued, 'an upstart Crow, beautified with our feathers, that with his _Tygers heart wrapt in a players hide_ supposes he is as well able to bumbast out a blanke verse as the best of you; and being an absolute _Johannes factotum_ is, in his owne conceit, the only Shake-scene in a countrie ....

    A Life of William Shakespeare with portraits and facsimiles

  • Even Mr. Greenwood, {141b} anxious as he is to prove Shake-scene to be attacked as an actor, admits that the words "supposes himself as well able to bumbast out a blank verse as the best of you," "do seem to have that implication," {141c} namely, that "Shake-scene" is a dramatic author: what else can the words mean; why, if not for the

    Shakespeare, Bacon, and the Great Unknown

  • School at Stratford for four or five years, and that, later in life, after some years in London, he was probably able to 'bumbast out a line,' and perhaps to pose as 'Poet-Ape who would be thought our chief.'"{53a} Again," He had had but little schooling; he had

    Shakespeare, Bacon, and the Great Unknown

  • Factotum; he could arrange a scene, and, when necessary, 'bumbast out

    Shakespeare, Bacon, and the Great Unknown

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