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Synonyms for buckram

so rigidly constrained, formal, or awkward as to lack all grace and spontaneity

Synonyms for buckram

a coarse cotton fabric stiffened with glue

stiffen with or as with buckram

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rigidly formal

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They tended their flocks severely in buckram and powder and put their sticking-plaster patches on to terrify commoners as the chiefs of some other tribes put on their war-paint.
As the guard spoke, there all at once appeared, right in front of my uncle, a young gentleman in a powdered wig, and a sky- blue coat trimmed with silver, made very full and broad in the skirts, which were lined with buckram.
He felt his lips go stiff like buckram, and instead of a reassuring smile only achieved an uncertain grimace.
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Walnuts, pears, sorrel, mulberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, bishop's weed, cherries, buckrams, yarrow leaves, wall rocket and leeks -- it's a veritable breakfast buffet out there.