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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A thick cotton cloth with a short nap such as corduroy. Also: Pompous or pretentious talking or writing.

Usage examples (37)
  • They were looking for some fustian such as velveteen to make the intricate costumes.
  • Others who have a great deal of fire, but have not excellent organs, feel the fore-mentioned motions, without the extraordinary hints; and these we call fustian writers. '
  • Quarry Bank had also begun weaving, and like many of the mills near here produced a fabric called fustian, also known as
  • Why should he deny himself his velvet? it is but a kind of fustian which costs him eighteenpence a yard. for more
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