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  • n  a twilled fabric used for dresses; the warp is silk and the weft is worsted
    black bombazine is frequently used for mourning garments

  • With more calculation than wit, Playwright Dyne drapes sex in bombazine, drops gossip in pear-shaped tones, dredges up his plot from an actual 1885 scandal, and clearly depends .
  • It seems that more things went on behind Queen Victoria's billowing black bombazine skirts than her spiritual grandsons have been led to believe.
  • Best shot: Actress Rutherford stuffed in a French maid's uniform (black bombazine with a white lace apron tied at the back in a pretty little winglike bow) and looking for all the .

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