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Could it be bombazette?

"A sort of thin woolen cloth. It is of various colors, and may be plain 
or twilled."
-Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by C. & G. 
Merriam Co.


Kristin Peterson-Ishaq wrote:
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> I found an item in a 19th century Hinesburgh store account book -- 
> bombayette -- and have been unable to find a definition for it. The 
> closest I've come is "bombazine" - silk warp, wool weft, dress 
> material, often used for mourning. I wonder of anyone in the CRV list 
> knows anything about this? Many thanks,
>     
> Elise Guyette
>
> Elise A. Guyette
> VT Alliance for the Social Studies
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