fustian


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Synonyms for fustian

pretentious, pompous speech or writing

Synonyms for fustian

pompous or pretentious talk or writing

a strong cotton and linen fabric with a slight nap

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They quicken their pace when they get into the churchyard, for already they see the field thronged with country folk; the men in clean, white smocks or velveteen or fustian coats, with rough plush waistcoats of many colours, and the women in the beautiful, long scarlet cloak--the usual out-door dress of west-country women in those days, and which often descended in families from mother to daughter--or in new-fashioned stuff shawls, which, if they would but believe it, don't become them half so well.
His children often had, and with his perfect acquiescence it had gone into the common purse to buy meat that he had eaten, and drink that he had drunk; but fustian splashed with white lime, bestowing halfpence on him, front to front, was new.
He had small twinkling eyes, and a pock-marked face; wore a fur cap, a dark corduroy jacket, greasy fustian trousers, and an apron.
Pickwick had requested him to drown the fatigues of his morning's walks, when a young boy of about three feet high, or thereabouts, in a hairy cap and fustian overalls, whose garb bespoke a laudable ambition to attain in time the elevation of an hostler, entered the passage of the George and Vulture, and looked first up the stairs, and then along the passage, and then into the bar, as if in search of somebody to whom he bore a commission; whereupon the barmaid, conceiving it not improbable that the said commission might be directed to the tea or table spoons of the establishment, accosted the boy with--
There had been singing under the windows after midnight,--supernatural singing, Maggie always felt, in spite of Tom's contemptuous insistence that the singers were old Patch, the parish clerk, and the rest of the church choir; she trembled with awe when their carolling broke in upon her dreams, and the image of men in fustian clothes was always thrust away by the vision of angels resting on the parted cloud.
Its unusually explicit, though permissive, stage directions state that the clown, Bunch the Botcher, comes on stage "with a paire of sheares, a handbasket with a crossebottome of thread, three or foure paire of old stockings, peeces of fustian and cloath, &c.
39) In repeatedly emphasizing the club, Heywood again draws attention to the play's own theatricality by creating a more emblematic representation of Hercules--a character who becomes a tableau comprised of his fustian language, histrionic gestures, and symbolic club.
Indeed, in some restoration projects, the only thing successfully cloned was the Faustian fustian of Shelley and Crichton's cautionary tales.
Originally made from an imported hard-wearing twill being made in Nimes (hence "denim", from de Nimes), the cloth was known as gene fustian, reflecting its origins in Genoa, where it was dyed in indigo to be worn by sailors.
Operation Fustian, an initial attempt to seize the bridge from the air, was to prove a mini-Arnhem.
As Michael Kimmage's introduction reveals, these essays began as radio broadcasts; the sense of reporting honestly to a defined audience gives the book a different air than a diary or a fustian tour d'horizon.
73) The highwayman Richard ("Dick") Turpin was supposed to have bought a "new Fustian Frock and a Pair of Pumps" to make his exit in style, giving "3 l.
Berlioz's 'Carnaval Romain' Overture, fustian in itself, provided a vivid vehicle for the orchestra to display its credentials.
The English word "jeans" comes from the French "Jannes fustian," meaning fustian, or twilled cotton cloth, from the city of Jannes, old French for Genoa, Italy.