The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., in Nine Volumes, Volume the Second Samuel Johnson
Sinister Street, vol. 2 Compton Mackenzie
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume VII Robert Kerr
speech too pompous for an occasion; pretentious words. Obsolete. cotton or other material used to stuff garments; padding. Obsolete, bombastic. Contemporary Examples VIDEO: What Do Israelis Wish For Iranians? Elisheva Goldberg August 4, 2013 GOP Still Desperate for White Knight Despite Romney’s Michigan, Arizona Wins Michelle Cottle February 28, 2012 Praise ‘Yeezus’: Kanye West’s New […]
(of speech, writing, etc.) high-sounding; high-flown; inflated; pretentious. Contemporary Examples Alec Baldwin Uncensored: On His HBO Doc, Bloomberg, Polanski, and The New York Times Marlow Stern October 21, 2013 Homeland’s Tracy Letts, Writer of ‘August: Osage County,’ Says Oscar Mania Is Frustrating Jason Lynch November 4, 2013 Paul Begala: Damn You, John Roberts, for Upholding […]
(of speech, writing, etc.) high-sounding; high-flown; inflated; pretentious. Historical Examples The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle Edward Stratemeyer (AKA Arthur M. Winfield) Robin Hood Paul Creswick The Crow’s Nest Clarence Day, Jr. adj.
the plant family Bombacaceae, typified by tropical deciduous trees having palmate leaves, large and often showy solitary or clustered flowers, and dry fruit with a woolly pulp, and including the baobab and silk-cotton tree.