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The Dictionary of Fashion History

Valerie Cumming, C. W. Cunnington and P. E. Cunnington


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  • Bombast

Bombast

Dictionary entry

Page: 25

(F & M)

Period: 16th and 17th centuries.

Padding used to distend garments, especially trunk-hose and sleeves; using horsehair, flock, wool, rags, flax, bran and cotton.