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homespun

n. homemade liquor or beer. Jed offered a little of his homespun round the table.
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of black homespun, with little bootees, bound with an uncolored calf-skin for the want of red morocco.
During the dialogue the young hunter had thrown aside his overcoat, and now stood clad in a plain suit of the common, light-colored homespun of the country, that was evidently but recently made.
On her deck stood Kenneth and Ursula MacNair, and in her hand, as a most precious treasure, the bride carried a ball of gray homespun yarn.
For centuries, in their quiet, dogged, homespun way, they have been subduing the earth in most English counties, and leaving their mark in American forests and Australian uplands.
Alan was advertised as "a small, pock-marked, active man of thirty-five or thereby, dressed in a feathered hat, a French side-coat of blue with silver buttons, and lace a great deal tarnished, a red waistcoat and breeches of black, shag;" and I as "a tall strong lad of about eighteen, wearing an old blue coat, very ragged, an old Highland bonnet, a long homespun waistcoat, blue breeches; his legs bare, low-country shoes, wanting the toes; speaks like a Lowlander, and has no beard.
The laborers were obviously of the household: two were young men in cotton shirts and caps, the two others were hired laborers in homespun shirts, one an old man, the other a young fellow.
Almost, it seemed, she could visualize the women who had kept their pretties and their family homespun in its drawers--the women of those wandering generations who were grandmothers and greater great grandmothers of her own mother.
At the head of the column there rode a score or more of grave ironfaced men, clad in sombre homespun garments and armed with rifles.
Choose natural fabrics, such as wood, wool, cotton and cane - it helps with the homespun feel of this room.
Jones) has joined forces with homespun guitarists Brian Martin and Dan Hunt, drummer Dave Hartwell and bassist Gail Hunt to form this exhilarating '60s and '70s rock revue show.
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All these handicrafts might happen one day when I've got the time and energy but, in the meantime, I take the short cut by getting my cottage homespun feel straight off the high street.
com)-- Sturbridge Yankee Workshop features a collection of holiday items that offer a heartwarming theme of a homespun Christmas.
Sir Terry Wogan on 'the homespun medical remedies that our grannies practised'.
Leap smartly into a bath of porridge" - Radio presenter Sir Terry Wogan on "the homespun medical remedies that our grannies practised"