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  • adj. rustic

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Rustic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Rustic.
  • n. A rustic.


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  • Looks so plain and rustical and gives that cosy feeling.

    Scandinavian Flat in Goteburg, Sweden

  • I have been so haunted by diabolical deceptions in this matter, that what do I know but that the devil may assume the form of this rustical juvenal, in order to procure me farther vexation? —

    The Monastery

  • You can pass from it into the house without going outside; but, nevertheless, it boasts an entrance door of its own, and a short flight of steps that brings you to a deep well, and a very rustical-looking pump, half hidden by water-plants and savin bushes and tall grasses.

    La Grenadiere

  • “The river-nymphs, as daughters of Oceanus, and thus of immortal parentage, are bound to possess organs of more than mortal keenness; but, as you say, the song was not so bad — erudite, as well as prettily conceived — and, saving for a certain rustical simplicity and monosyllabic baldness, smacks rather of the forests of Castaly than those of Torridge.”

    Westward Ho!

  • Neither is he very happy in trees, and such rustical produce; or, rather, we should say, he is very original, his trees being decidedly of his own make and composition, not imitated from any master.

    George Cruikshank

  • Would a real rustical history of hobnails and eighteenpence a day be endurable?

    The Virginians

  • She did not like country company; the rustical society and conversation annoyed her.

    The Virginians

  • The homely sound, likewise, of a rustical hornpipe is more agreeable to my ears than the curious warbling and musical quavering of lutes, theorbos, viols, rebecs, and violins.

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

  • "A rustical holiness," St. Jerome remarks, "is more valuable than vicious learning and criminal eloquence."

    The Life and Legends of Saint Francis of Assisi

  • The wayfarer who wends through this rustical district will hardly fail to observe the prevailing taste for lightning-rods.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 41, March, 1861


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