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- n. writing of poor quality; characterized by affected choice of archaic words
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By some singular discretion Mr. HEWLETT has chosen to eschew the least approach to Wardour-Street idiom, and this gives the narrative a simplicity, a sanity and a vivid sense of reality which are extraordinarily more effective than the goodliest tushery, of which flamboyant art Mr. HEWLETT is no mean master.
Realistic pathos may have its _Dobbin_ or _Tom Pinch_, but the wild and whirling episodes of tushery demand the satisfactory finish hallowed by custom.
It is not, as you might assume, a costume novel of eighteenth-century tushery.
Should he err on one side, he is in the bogs of tushery: on the other, he commits that fault of self-conscious, over-daring modernization, of which Mr. Shaw has been so guilty.
So off we go, cut and thrust, sword, cloak and rapier, all to the right jingle of tushery, till the last chapter, in which _King Louis_ relents and does what kings (of France especially) always do in the last chapters of historical romances.
This tale of the adventures of a knight and a lady in the days when HENRY II. sat on the throne of England, and his son RICHARD princed it in Angoulême, is told with an air that lifts it out of tushery into romance.
O swords and candle-light and general tushery!), whom she found playing a violin in the streets of Bath -- I should say _the_ Bath; let us above all things be atmospheric!