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Prunello

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Stuff. Prunello really means that woollen stuff of which common ecclesiastical gowns used to be made; it was also employed for the uppers of women’s boots and shoes; everlasting. A corruption of Brignoles.

Worth makes the man, and want of it the fellow;

The rest is all but leather or prunello,”


Pope: Essay on Man, iv.

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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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