Queen Victoria had the reputation of being a humorless, dour battleaxe, a Terminator in bombazine.
Here comes another with a sou'-wester and a bombazine cloak.
bombazine, the silk and worsted stuff of which a lawyer's gown was made.
I experienced the first symptom of this epidemic at a bombazine ball in the city of Norwich.
I think it was a white swiss or a blue organdie, or a challis, or a bombazine, I can't just exactly remember.
Nearly asleep, she did not hear the soft rustle of Miss Judy's bombazine skirt as it slipped off in the darkness.
This is likewise excellent for taking out spots from bombazine, bombazet, &c.
bombazine, that staple “mourning garb,” was the first result of the experiments made in silk and wool combined.
I looked about the house and found an old black, bombazine dress, which will do very well to alter for you.
If the noontide glare has to be faced, bombazine bloomers will be found most refreshing.
(also bombasine, bambazine), 1550s, from French bombasin (14c.) "cotton cloth," from Medieval Latin bombacinium "silk texture," from Late Latin bombycinium, neuter of bombycinius "silken," from bombyx "silk, silkworm," from Greek bombyx. The post-classical transfer of the word from "silk" to "cotton" may reflect the perceived "silk-like" nature of the fabric, or a waning of familiarity with genuine silk in the European Dark Ages, but cf. bombast.