Durance

Definition of Durance

Dur´ance
n.1.Continuance; duration. See Endurance.
Of how short durance was this new-made state!
- Dryden.
2.Imprisonment; restraint of the person; custody by a jailer; duress. Shak.
In durance, exile, Bedlam or the mint.
- Pope.
3.A stout cloth stuff, formerly made in imitation of buff leather and used for garments; a sort of tammy or everlasting.
Where didst thou buy this buff? let me not live but I will give thee a good suit of durance.
- J. Webster.
4.In modern manufacture, a worsted of one color used for window blinds and similar purposes.

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