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The use of buckram has been mostly abandoned by the libraries.

I have peppered two of them: two I am sure I have paid, two rogues in buckram suits.

Dick was wont to declare that he hated the world in buckram.

I have no hesitation in saying that the best material is Buckram.

Making frames for hats follows—the frames are of wire and buckram.

The haketon was made of buckram, stuffed with cotton-wool and quilted.

"And the ladies were not in buckram," rejoined Ellis, starting a blaze.

And of all qualities of buckram the American is unquestionably the best.

What one saw was not buckram, whalebone, paint, and false hair.

Buckram was sometimes a silken plush, but generally was woven with cotton.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., from Old French boquerant "fine oriental cloth" (12c., Modern French bougran), probably (along with Spanish bucarán, Italian bucherame) from Bukhara, city in central Asia from which it was imported to Europe. Originally a name of a delicate, costly fabric, it later came to mean coarse linen used for lining. The -m in the English word may indicate Italian origin (cf. Italian bucherame, 14c.).

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