Noun(1) pompous or pretentious talk or writing(2) a strong cotton and linen fabric with a slight nap
(1) Most outer garments made of fustian were included among the garb of these people.(2) As for the rest of the people, for the fustian weavers and the farmers in their small crofts, the argument about who ran the country - the King alone by God's appointment, or King in Parliament, was less important than earning a crust.(3) a fustian jacket(4) These fabrics became affordable when duty on fustian was lifted in 1785.(5) It's dangerous to assume that we have to wrap Shakespeare up in fustian costumes.(6) One of the champions of self-exposure is Henry James, who often stitches together a few scraps of dialog with acres of inner fustian .(7) the coarse fustian of prison clothing(8) The woven stripe fabric is a cotton-linen mixture, possibly a fabric known as fustian .(9) In the early nineteenth century, as earlier, most British working-class women made their families' clothes, from cotton calicoes for dresses and shirts, and from fustian for trousers and jackets.(10) There's no time for such sorry fustian in the world of the canny academic careerist.(11) Also appearing in period dress and timeless fustian are Roy Scheider, Patrick Bergin, David Alan Grier, and Steven Bauer.(12) Without doubt the ranting fustian of men vying for a woman makes the threat seem laughable.(13) Apparel made of fustian , canvas, leather, and wool is always deemed appropriate for those of the ├ö├ç├┐inferior sort├ö├ç├û.(14) Some wore velvet jackets and fustian trousers.(15) But over time the demand for fustian died away and the trade ceased, as did the skill of grass-cutting.(16) It reminds a reader that, unlike the surrounding fustian , this little piece of language is to be treated with reflective care.
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