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homespun

n. homemade liquor or beer. Jed offered a little of his homespun round the table.
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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.
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.
1215 had been drawn aside, and that we, English yeomen's sons in homespun cloth, with dirk at belt, were waiting there to witness the writing of that stupendous page of history, the meaning whereof was to be translated to the common people some four hundred and odd years later by one Oliver Cromwell, who had deeply studied it.
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.
It was toward evening that Ichabod arrived at the castle of the Heer Van Tassel, which he found thronged with the pride and flower of the adjacent country Old farmers, a spare leathern- faced race, in homespun coats and breeches, blue stockings, huge shoes, and magnificent pewter buckles.
He moved among the grand people in their silks and velvets clad in homespun clothes "like a farmer dressed in his best to dine with the laird"* as easily as he had moved among his humble friends.
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.
If this isn't homespun enough, all the lampshades and cushions are handmade in Wales.
Choose natural fabrics, such as wood, wool, cotton and cane - it helps with the homespun feel of this room.
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.
Sir Terry Wogan on 'the homespun medical remedies that our grannies practised'.
I was very disappointed in 2004, when they changed the company changed its wrapper design, and, as today's Times puts it, "removed the historically prominent 'Goldenberg's,' which was thought to sound too homespun for a national player.
The universal appeal of a homespun interior - for palaces or more modest mansions - doesn't surprise Joanna Simmons who, with interiors stylist Selina Lake, has put together essential guide Homespun Style.
Take things slowly and think about your scheme - while the homespun look is relaxed, it's not chaotic.