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  • adjective Obsolete form of rustic.
  • noun Obsolete form of rustic.


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  • She answered with rustick simplicity, in the Warwickshire pronunciation,

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • The conversation of the Scots grows every day less unpleasing to the English; their peculiarities wear fast away; their dialect is likely to become in half a century provincial and rustick, even to themselves.

    A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland

  • It here contracts a kind of brutality and rustick fierceness, to which men of politer conversation are wholly strangers.

    The Coverley Papers

  • Several obliging deferences, condescensions and submissions, with many outward forms and ceremonies that accompany them, were first of all brought up among the politer part of mankind, who lived in courts and cities, and distinguished themselves from the rustick part of the species (who on all occasions acted bluntly and naturally) by such a mutual complaisance and intercourse of civilities.

    The Coverley Papers

  • Stile to an old rustick Language, I dare not allow, since neither_

    The Lives of the Most Famous English Poets (1687)

  • The wife is an old coquette, that is always hankering after the diversions of the town; the husband a morose rustick, that frowns and frets at the name of it.

    The Coverley Papers

  • His lordship was dressed in a rustick suit, and wore a little round hat; he told us, we now saw him as Farmer Burnet [240], and we should have his family dinner, a farmer's dinner.

    Life of Johnson

  • Its sentiments as to the false notions of rustick happiness and rustick virtue were quite congenial with his own [546]; and he had taken the trouble not only to suggest slight corrections and variations, but to furnish some lines, when he thought he could give the writer's meaning better than in the words of the manuscript [547].

    Life Of Johnson

  • Boswell says of Crabbe's poem The Village, that 'its sentiments as to the false notions of rustick happiness and rustick virtue were quite congenial with Johnson's own.'

    Life of Johnson

  • There is a rustick Cockneyism as little pleasing as ours of London.

    Life and Remains of John Clare


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