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fustian


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fustian  \Fus"tian\,  n.  [OE.  fustan,  fustian,  OF  fustaine  F. 
  futaine  It  fustagno  fr  LL  fustaneum  fustanum  cf  Pr 
  fustani  Sp  fustan.  So  called  from  Fust[=a]t,  i.  e.,  Cairo, 
  where  it  was  made.] 
  1.  A  kind  of  coarse  twilled  cotton  or  cotton  and  linen  stuff, 
  including  corduroy,  velveteen,  etc 
 
  2.  An  inflated  style  of  writing;  a  kind  of  writing  in  which 
  high-sounding  words  are  used,'  above  the  dignity  of  the 
  thoughts  or  subject;  bombast. 
 
  Claudius  .  .  .  has  run  his  description  into  the  most 
  wretched  fustian.  --Addison. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fustian  \Fus"tian\,  a. 
  1.  Made  of  fustian. 
 
  2.  Pompous;  ridiculously  tumid;  inflated;  bombastic;  as 
  fustian  history.  --Walpole. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fustian 
  n  1:  pompous  or  pretentious  talk  or  writing  [syn:  {bombast},  {rant}, 
  {claptrap},  {blah}] 
  2:  a  strong  cotton  and  linen  fabric  with  a  slight  nap 




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