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It is impossible to overestimate the durability of homespun materials.

The materials of homespun linen and home-dyed crewels were the same.

Their skirts, homespun, were made with what we used to call a Spanish flounce.

So she trudged off to buy some yarn and some homespun tweed where she could get the most for her money.

He folded his hands across the big belly that stretched his homespun shirt.

These royal men of homespun—how great a thing to them was religion!

I went about in homespun, which, if good enough for Mr. Bordley, was good enough for me.

They were both very busy finishing off a homespun suit for Willy.

I expected a homespun suit, hobnailed boots, and a flannel shirt.

I wish I could dress in a homespun Norfolk jacket and knickerbockers.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, "spun at home," from home (n.) + spun. Figurative sense of "plain, homely" is from c.1600. As a noun, from c.1600.

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