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 for fustian
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Claudius . . . has run his description into the most
              wretched
              fustian.                              --Addison.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fustian \Fus"tian\, a.
     1. Made of fustian.
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     2. Pompous; ridiculously tumid; inflated; bombastic; as,
        fustian history. --Walpole.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fustian
      n 1: pompous or pretentious talk or writing [syn: bombast,
           fustian, rant, claptrap, blah]
      2: a strong cotton and linen fabric with a slight nap

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  72 Moby Thesaurus words for "fustian":
     absurdity, amphigory, babble, babblement, balderdash,
     bibble-babble, blabber, blather, bombast, bombastic, bombastry,
     claptrap, double-talk, drivel, drool, fiddle-faddle, fiddledeedee,
     flatulent, flummery, folderol, fudge, gabble, galimatias, gammon,
     gassy, gibber, gibberish, gibble-gabble, gobbledygook,
     good-for-nothing, highfalutin, hocus-pocus, hot air, humbug,
     inflated, jabber, jargon, meaningless, mouthy, mumbo jumbo,
     narrishkeit, niaiserie, nonsense, pack of nonsense, palaver, prate,
     prattle, purposeless, rant, rigamarole, rigmarole, rodomontade,
     rubbish, skimble-skamble, stuff and nonsense, stultiloquence,
     swollen, trash, trumpery, tumescent, tumid, turgescent, turgid,
     twaddle, twattle, twiddle-twaddle, unpurposed, useless, vaporing,
     waffling, windy, worthless
  
  

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