Fust to Fytte

(Fust) n. [OF. fust, F. fût, fr. L. fustis stick staff.] (Arch.) The shaft of a column, or trunk of a pilaster. Gwilt.

(Fust), n. [OF. fust cask, F. fût cask, taste or smell of the cask, fustiness, cf. sentir le fût to taste of the cask. See 1st Fust.] A strong, musty smell; mustiness.

(Fust), v. i. To become moldy; to smell ill. [Obs.]

(Fust"ed), a. Moldy; ill- smelling. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.

(Fus"ter*ic) n. The coloring matter of fustet. Ure.

(Fus"tet) n. [F. fustet (cf. Sp. & Pg. fustete), LL. fustetus, fr. L. fustis stick, in LL., tree, See 1st Fust, and cf. Fustic.] The wood of the Rhus Cotinus or Venice sumach, a shrub of Southern Europe, which yields a fine orange color, which, however, is not durable without a mordant. Ure.

(Fus"tian) n. [OE. fustan, fustian, OF. fustaine, F. futaine, It. fustagno, fr. LL. fustaneum, fustanum; cf. Pr. fustani, Sp. fustan. So called from Fustat, i. e., Cairo, where it was made.]

1. A kind of coarse twilled cotton or cotton and linen stuff, including corduroy, velveteen, etc.

2. An inflated style of writing; a kind of writing in which high-sounding words are used, above the dignity of the thoughts or subject; bombast.

Claudius . . . has run his description into the most wretched

(Fus"tian), a.

1. Made of fustian.

2. Pompous; ridiculously tumid; inflated; bombastic; as, fustian history. Walpole.

(Fus"tian*ist), n. A writer of fustian. [R.] Milton.

(Fus"tic) n. [F. fustoc, Sp. fustoc. Cf. Fustet.] The wood of the Maclura tinctoria, a tree growing in the West Indies, used in dyeing yellow; — called also old fustic. [Written also fustoc.]

Other kinds of yellow wood are often called fustic; as that of species of Xanthoxylum, and especially the Rhus Cotinus, which is sometimes called young fustic to distinguish it from the Maclura. See Fustet.

(Fus"ti*gate) v. t. [L. fustigare, fr. fustis stick. See 1st Fust.] To cudgel. [R.] Bailey.

(Fus"ti*ga"tion) n. [Cf. F. fustigation.] A punishment by beating with a stick or club; cudgeling.

This satire, composed of actual fustigation.

(Fus"ti*la"ri*an) n. [From Fusty.] A low fellow; a stinkard; a scoundrel. [Obs.] Shak.

(Fus"ti*lug` Fus"ti*lugs`) , n. [Fusty + lug something heavy, to be drawn or carried.] A gross, fat, unwieldy person. [Obs.] F. Junius.

(Fust"i*ness) n. A fusty state or quality; moldiness; mustiness; an ill smell from moldiness.

(Fusty) a. [Compar. Fustier (#); superl Fustiest.] [See 2d Fust.]

1. Moldy; musty; ill-smelling; rank. "A fusty nut." "Fusty plebeians." Shak.

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