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  • noun Plural form of broadcloth.


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  • I would like to respond to the remarks of sugar magnolia, on posts 35, 39, 43, 46, and 70, whose choice of nom de plume is a travesty against Jerry and the boys, who would consider the remarks from that person as disingenuous at best, at worst, dishonest propaganda essentially because it is cherry-picking a few facts and attempting to weave from such linters whole broadcloths of misrepresentations.

    Think Progress » Attacking Global Warming Science: Where There’s George Will, There’s a Way 2006

  • But when Tom Brokaw implores his colleagues to "let the voters vote," he's not lamenting what politics has become; he's reminding his colleagues that their job description doesn't include putting horses 'heads in candidates' beds, fitting them with cement shoes, or anything else that might require a couple of cuff-turns on their impeccable oxford broadcloths.

    Marty Kaplan: Why Has Joe Scarborough Rolled Up His Sleeves? 2008

  • And then to look at him, handsomely clothed in his fur and broadcloths, rich, free, numerously served and attended, his eyes roving far away among the glories of the landscape, no miserable screen before them to darken his sight and cast its shadow on him, was enough.

    Little Dorrit 2007

  • He covers his bristling broadcloths and his meagre silks with the golden broidery of Oriental praises, and as he talks, along with the slow and graceful waving of his arms, he lifts his undulating periods, upholds and poises them well, till they have gathered their weight and their strength, and then hurls them bodily forward with grave, momentous swing.

    Eothen 2003

  • They were so strict with us as to landing any goods, that it was with extreme difficulty that I got on shore three bales of English goods, such as fine broadcloths, stuffs, and some linen, which I had brought for a present to my partner.

    The Further Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731. Robinson Crusoe 1958

  • On the morrow the unloading begins; and for many days a fleet of surf-boats is busily engaged in bringing ashore the broadcloths and other English wares which the Company will be able to sell at a large profit -- not forgetting the barrels of canary and madeira and other luxuries that have been imported both for private consumption and also for the general table in the Fort.

    The Story of Madras Glyn Barlow

  • In the finer departments of manufacture, the Gobelin tapestry, the French glass, porcelain and silks, the broadcloths of England and Prussia, and a host of other such articles, could expect no rivalry here.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 099, March, 1876 Various

  • We raised nearly every thing that we ate, except sugar and coffee, and made all the shoes and clothes worn on the place, except the white ladies 'silks, fine shawls, and slippers, and the men's broadcloths and dress boots.

    Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Georgia Narratives, Part 3 Work Projects Administration

  • I'm tired o 'seein' the ministers walk up into the pulpit in their slick black broadcloths, and their wives settin 'down in the pew in an old black silk that's been turned upside down, wrong side out, and hind part before, and sponged, and pressed, and made over till you can't tell whether it's silk, or caliker, or what.'

    Aunt Jane of Kentucky Eliza Calvert Hall

  • The prime concern even of an Agent or a Governor was the making of good bargains on the Company's behalf -- and sometimes on his own -- getting the best prices for European broadcloths and brocades, and buying as cheaply as possible Indian muslins and calicoes and natural produce, for exportation to London, where they were sold at a large profit.

    The Story of Madras Glyn Barlow


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