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  • n. Plural form of fustian.


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  • Stained and blotched with weather and patched with coarse brown and butternut fustians, the dull purples and greens of Antryg's coat and cloak seemed to blend uncannily with the fog as he moved away.

    The Silicon Mage

  • In the fifteenth century Naples was famous for the weaving of fustians.

    Textiles and Clothing

  • The sheets of Rennes cloth and also fine fustians; the counterpane, cloth of gold, furred with ermines.

    Christmas: Its Origin and Associations Together with Its Historical Events and Festive Celebrations During Nineteen Centuries

  • I could easily picture to myself as I reread his note his superb estate, that stronghold of his ancestors; the hearty welcome at its gates; the gamekeepers in their green fustians; the pairs of perfectly trained dogs; the abundance of partridges and hares; and the breakfast in the old château, a feast that would be replete with wit and old Burgundy.

    A Village of Vagabonds

  • No keepers in green fustians, no array of thoroughbred dogs, but instead four plain setters with a touch of shepherd in them.

    A Village of Vagabonds

  • As early as 1643 the author of _New England's First Fruits_ wrote: "They are making linens, fustians, dimities, and look immediately to woollens from their own sheep."

    Home Life in Colonial Days

  • Not less important were his improvements in power-looms for weaving fustians, which were extensively adopted.

    Industrial Biography

  • But although the constable kept the king's peace and made garments of all kinds for his livelihood -- from the curate's frock down to the ploughboy's fustians -- he was addicted for his pleasure and solace to the keeping of bees.

    Tom Brown at Oxford

  • Out of the fleecy covering of sheep, he made clothes for himself of many kinds; from the flax plant he drew its fibres, and made linen and cambric; from the hemp plant he made ropes and fishing nets; from the cotton pod he fabricated fustians, dimities, and calicoes.

    Men of Invention and Industry

  • On the right were rolls of kerseymeres, callimancoes, fustians, shaloons, antiloons, and serges of all colors; Manchester checks, purple and blue calicoes; silks, ribbons, oznaburgs ticklenbergs, buckram.



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