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Fusʹtian

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Stuff, bombast, pretentious words. Properly, a sort of cotton velvet. (French, futaine; Spanish, fustan, from Fustat in Egypt, where the cloth was first made.) (See Bombast; Camelot.)

“Discourse fustian with one’s own shadow.”—Shakespeare: Othello, ii. 3.


“Some scurvy quaint collection of fustian phrases, and uplandish words.”—Heywood: Faire Maide of the Exchange, ii. 2.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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