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a stiff cotton fabric for interlinings, book bindings, etc.
stiffness of manner; extreme preciseness or formality.
to strengthen with buckram.
Archaic. to give a false appearance of importance, value, or strength to.
Historical Examples

The House with the Green Shutters George Douglas Brown
A Book for All Readers Ainsworth Rand Spofford
Make Your Own Hats Gene Allen Martin
The Private Library Arthur L. Humphreys
Mr. Sponge’s Sporting Tour R. S. Surtees
Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 109, September 28, 1895 Various
Make Your Own Hats Gene Allen Martin
The Eustace Diamonds Anthony Trollope
The King’s Mirror Anthony Hope
The Galaxy, May, 1877 Various


cotton or linen cloth stiffened with size, etc, used in lining or stiffening clothes, bookbinding, etc
(as modifier): a buckram cover

(archaic) stiffness of manner
verb -rams, -raming, -ramed
(transitive) to stiffen with buckram


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