English citations of homespun

  • 1600 — What hempen homespunnes haue we swaggring here — William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • 1948 — There are four men, heavily bearded and more than a little dirty, and two young women, all of them busy with shovels in or around an opened grave and all dressed identically in shirts and trousers of tattered homespun. — Aldous Huxley, Ape and Essence
  • 1996 — The woman was dressed in a long broad kaftanlike homespun shirt decorated with thin strips of reindeer fur, leather braiding, small gleaming plates of metal, and lots of little bells which made a rather pleasant melodic sound at every jolt of the train. — Victor Pelevin, The Tambourine of the Upper World, 1994. Translated from Russian by Andrew Bromfield