One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘In the project to reclaim folk music, how was the listener to hear the personal behind the fustily archetypal?’
- ‘Most businesses in that situation would have tried desperately (and fustily) to adapt the existing equipment to the new requirements and eventually destroy themselves trying to pound a square equipment peg into a proverbial round hole of need.’
- ‘Though the meat was fabric-thin and tender, orange peel dominated the sauce like an overzealous church matron, fustily perfumed and bitter.’
- ‘Granted, since most modern readers live lives thankfully remote from the class-consciousness of an aristocracy, it is hard to come up with a courtly idiom that is both plausible and comprehensible without sounding fustily British.’
- ‘Yet for all his roughshod opinions, Orwell was a gentle man who could be as fustily English as tea and crumpets.’
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