It was simple; it was direct; there was no fustian in it; and yet it told the story perfectly.
At length the candle was brought by the man in the fustian coat.
For I heartily despised all that fustian trumpery of the age.
This same year a novelty was introduced in France in the shape of a fustian (linen) bag for infusing ground coffee.
Yes, there were swells here, ball-room coxcombs in fustian and felt.
He wore a gipon of fustian, all stained by his habergeon; for he had only just arrived home from a long voyage.
Then he pulled his fustian coat aside and pointed to his side.
"fustian jacket or not, he had a good head on his shoulders," remarked one.
"In a fine frenzy rolling," their eyes may fasten on fustian.
They flounder about between fustian in expression and bathos in sentiment.
"thick cotton cloth," c.1200, from Old French fustaigne, from Medieval Latin fustaneum, probably from Latin fustis "staff, stick of wood," probably a loan-translation of Greek xylina lina "linens of wood" (i.e. "cotton"), but the Medieval Latin word also is sometimes said to be from Fostat, town near Cairo where this cloth was manufactured. [Klein finds this derivation untenable.] Figurative sense of "pompous, inflated language" recorded by 1590s.