Inventory of Matthew Clarke, draper, 1730/1

National Archives, PROB 3/30/24

A True & perfect Inv(entor)y of all & singular the Goods Chattles & Credits of Mathew Clarke late of the parish of Winslowe in the County of Bucks dec(eas)ed taken valued & appraised the Tenth day of Feb(rua)ry in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred & Thirty by William Stockley & Edmond Wyatt followeth vizt Thos Aldridge and William Hunt follows
In the Best Roome
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Imp(rimi)s one Bedstead Beding & curtains plate and wearing Apparell One chest of Drawers one looking Glass \six/ matted chairs \one/ dressing Table a fire Shovel & Tongues one pair of doggs Twelve pair of Sheets seven pair of pillow bears 4 Table Cloths & Two dozen & a half of course Towells & Napkins at
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In the next Roome
Item Two Bedsteads & Beding & curtains one hanging Press & a Chest to hold Linnen & one Looking Glass at
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In the Garrett
Item one Truckle Bedstead & some other Lumb(e)r
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10
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In the Dineing Room
Item one peer Glass one ovall Table one dressing Table one Tea Table six cain Chairs one Fire Shovell & Tongues one pair of Doggs one pair of Bellows at
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4
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In the next Roome
Item: One Bedstead & curtains One close Stool & pann & one Easy chair one Glass four black Matted chairs One pair of Bellows one fire Shovell & Tongues one pair of Iron Doggs at
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In the Parlour
Item: one clock & Case one peer glass one ovall Table one Tea Table six caine chairs one pair of Iron Doggs at
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In the Kitching
Item: The pewter & Brass one Jack & weight Two spitts one Oval Table Ten Matted chairs one Warming pann one Frying pann one pair of Tongs one fire shovell and Bellows one pair of Iron Doggs & other Lumber at
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11
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In the Brewhouse
Item: One Furniss One Mash Tubb three Tubbs one Kiver & two Buckets & other Lumb(er) at
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9
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In the Pantry
Item: Seven Barrells three Brass cocks three doz & a half of bottles & other Lumber at
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15
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In the Shop
Item: One Table & two chairs at
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4
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Broad Cloaths
Item: Number One. Sixteen yards & a half of Black at Ten Shillings a yard
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Item: No. two. fifteen yards & three Quarters of Blew gray at nine shill(ing)s a yard
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Item: No. three: Twenty one y(ar)ds in three Rem(nan)ts at Seven Shilings a yard
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Item: No. four Sixteen y(ar)ds Ditto at Seven Shillings & Sixpence a Yard
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Item: No. five: Three pieces Thirty three y(ar)ds three Quarters D(itt)o at eight Shillings a yard
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Item: No. Six: Nine rem(nan)ts Damaged Goods Seventy four yds at four shills a yard
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16
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Narrow Cloaths
Item: No. one: Two parcells \peices/ four yards & a half Eight yds & a half is thirteen yds at three Shillings & Sixpence a yard
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Item: No. Two: Three parcells \peices/ Nineteen yds four - yds & three Quarters & Twelve yds & one Quarter is thirty Six yds at two Shillings & Two pence a yard
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Item: No. Three: Three parcells \peices/ Ten yds & half four yds & a Quarter Seventeen yds is Thirty One yards & three Quarters at two Shillings & Two pence a yard
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Item: No. four: Four parcells \peices/ Seventeen yards Nineteen yards & three Quarters Thirteen yds Seventeen yards is Sixty Six yards & three Quarters at one Shillings & Seven pence a yard
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Item: No. five: Five parcells \peices/ Eighty yds Six yards & three Quarters Seven yards thirteen yards fourteen yds and a Quarter is forty Nine yards at one Shillings & Two pence a yard
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Item: No. Six: Four parcells \peices/ fourteen yds & a half Eight Yards Seven yards Eleven yards & a half is fourty one yards at Two shills a yard
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Item: No. Seven: Three parcells \peices/ Twenty Two yards Thirteen Yards & Six Yards & one Quarter is forty one yards & one Quarter at Two Shills & Six pence a Yard
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Item: No. Eight: Nine Parcells \peices/ Moth Eaten Cloth Seventy Two yards and a half at one Shilling & Two pence a Yard
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Item: No. Nine: Twelve parcells \peices/ Sixty Eight Yards & a half at Two Sillings a yard
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Item: No. Ten: four parcells \peices/ Twenty one yards & one Quarter at one shilling & fourpence a yard
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Item: No Eleven: Twenty Rem(nan)ts Forty Nine yards & one Quarter at one Shilling a yard
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Druggitts
Item: No. one: five parcells \peices/ forty Yards, Thirty nine Yards, Twenty one Yards, Eight yards Twenty four yardsis one Hundred & Thirty Two yards at Two Shills a Yard
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Item: No. Two : four parcells \peices/ Nineteen yards Thirty Two yards fifteen yards Twenty Seven yds is Ninety Three yards at one Shilling and Six pence a Yard
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Item: No. 3. Eleven parcells \peices/. One hundred & forty Eight yards of old Colours, at one Shilling & three pence a Yard
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Item: No. four: Twenty one rem(nan)ts: Seventy Six Yards at one Shilling a Yard
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16
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Cambletts
Item: No. one: Three parcells \peices/ Seventy four yds at one Shilling & threepence a Yard
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Item: No. Two: Ninety Nine yds at Eightpence a yard
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Item: No. three: Ten remnants, Twenty four yards at Six pence a Yard
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12
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Fustians & Thicksetts
Item: five parcells \peices/ of Thicksetts at
7
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Item: Eight parcells \peices/ of Fustians at
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12
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Item: One parcell \peice/ of white Dimathy at
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14
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Item: Three par(ce)lls \peices/ of packthread Stripe Dimathy at
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6
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Item: Two parcells \peices/ of Ordinary Thicksett at
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16
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Item: Remnants of Fustians Thicksetts and Dimathys. Six hundred & Seventy Seven yards & three Quarters at
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Item: 73 yds & one Quarter of Shalloon at one Shilling & two pence a yard
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5
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Item: 17 yds of Scarlet Shalloon at one Shilling & Sixpence a yard
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Item: 47 Yards of printed Linseys at 8d a yard
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Item: 74 yds & 3 Quarters of Sarge at 1s a yard
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14
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Item: 24 Yards of Linsey at 11d a yard
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Item: Six parcells \peices/ of old Fashion halfsilks 146 yds & 1 Quarter at 1s a Yard
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Item: Nineteen Rem(nan)ts of persians 181 yards at 15d a Yard
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Item: one Rem(nan)t of Green Velvet at
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Item: 11 Ells of Taby Silk at 6d a yard
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Item: 9 Ells & of Ditto at 4s a yard
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Item: 504 Yards of Callimancoe striped at 11d a yard
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Item: 211 yds & of plain Callimancoe at 10d a yd
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Item: 188 yds & of strip'd Stuffs at 8d a yard
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Item: 56 yds & of old fashiond stripd cotton at 16d a Yard
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Item: 677 yds & of Brittans poplins & old fashiond half silks at 8d a Yard
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Item: 3 par(cel)ls \peices Mourning crape 76 yds at 14d a yard
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8
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Item: 101 yds & Do at 11d a yard
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Item: 77 yds & of Black & White Crape in Small Remnants at 8d a Yard
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Item: 207 yds & of Pernella & Tammy at 10d a yd
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Item: 363 yds & of Tammy at 8d a yard
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Item: 1 Parcel T.P 26 yds at 18d a yard
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Item: 106 yds of Flowerd Linnens at 18d a yd
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Item: 18 yds of Course Checked Linnen at 10d a yard
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Item: 4 Ells & of Yellow Canvas at 2s 9d a yd
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Item: 13 Ells Yellow D(itt)o at 1s 8d a yard
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Item: 100 Yards of Buckram at 11d a yard
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Item: 177 Yards of D(itt)o at 7d a Yard
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Item: 36 yards & of Hair Shagg at 3s 6d a yd
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7
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Item: 28 yards & of Drills at 10d a Yard
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Item: 37 yds & of Pillow Ticks at 18d a yard
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11
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Item: 10 yards & of Shoe Ticks at 1s 8d a yard
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Item: 2 Remnants of Camlett 11 yards at 8d a yard
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Item: 55 Yards & of Dyed Linnen at 8d a yard
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Item: 12 Yards of Blew & White Hollands at 1s 8d a yard
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Item: 9 Yards of white Dimathy at 8d a Yard
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6
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Item: Remnants of crape 20 yards at 8d a yd
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13
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Item: 10 Yards & of Rugging at 3s 4d a yd
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Item: 15 Yards of Ditto. Damaged at 1s 6d a yard
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Item: 34 Yards of Kendall Cottens at 9d a yd
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Item: 1 Bed Tick at 6s a yard
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6
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Item: 2 Old Ruggs at 15s
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15
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Item: 306 yds of Bed Lace at farth(ings) a yard
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Item: 26 parcells \peices/ of Tape at 7d a parcell \peice/
0
15
2
Item: 2 parcells \peices/ of Book Strapping at 2s 6d p(er) pll
0
5
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Item: 1 Dozen of Damaged Tapes at 5s
0
5
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Item: 10 pounds of Brass Curtain Rings at 9d a pound
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7
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Item: Remnants & Quality Bindings at 40s
2
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Item: 4 pair of Stockings at 6s a pair
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6
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Item: 8 pound of thread at 2s 6d p pound
1
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0
Item: 3 Dozen of Thread at 20s p Dozen
3
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Item: An odd parcell of Thread at 5s
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5
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Item: 13 pounds of Mohair at 6s
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Item: 3 pound of Silk Twist at 10s
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10
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Item: 1 pound & of Light Coulerd Silk at 20s per pound
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5
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Item: 1 pound of Cloth Colourd Ditto at 17s
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17
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Item: 5 Gross of Ferrett at 16s per Gross
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Item: Hair Buttons at 16s
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16
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Item: Mohair Buttons and Mettle Buttons at 4li
4
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Item: Galooms Breads & Cords at
1
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Item: 65 Ells & of Hollands at 18d
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18
7
Item: 20 Ells of Sprigg Linnen at 9d
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15
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Item: Whale Bone at
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Item. Debts due & oweing to the Dec(eas)ed at the time of his Death Supposed to be good
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Item. Debts due & owing to the Dec(eas)ed at the time of his Death accounted Desparate
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[signed] Edw(ard) Greenly
[Latin] Inventory exhibited 20th February 1730 by Edward Greenly Esq notary public proxy for the Administrator

Notes

Matthew Clarke was buried on 19 Jan 1730/1. His wife Mary died in 1723. He was the son of Ann Clarke of Nash (will proved 1755). He was the father of George Clarke (d.1757), whose draper's shop was at 4 High Street; he is presumably the administrator mentioned at the end. That was probably where Matthew lived too but he must have been a sub-tenant as he wasn't involved in any property transactions at the manor court. He sometimes served as juror and he was constable 1711-12. He was also the father of Sarah Betty Eyre, d.1760 and Hannah Clarke, d.1761.

Winslow had two large-scale draper's shops at this time. Thomas Aldridge, one of the appraisers, ran the other, the Gyles family's business. Judging from the number of bad debts, Matthew Clarke was a less successful businessman.

Fustian: a class of cotton fabrics usually having a pile face and twill weave. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fustian

Packthread: strong thread or small twine used for sewing or tying packs or parcels. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/packthread

Shalloon: a lightweight twilled fabric of wool or worsted. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shalloon

Linsey: a thick, linen cloth. https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/linsey

Calimanco: a glossy woolen fabric checkered or brocaded in the warp so that the pattern shows on one side only, much used in the 18th century. http://www.dictionary.com/browse/calimanco

Poplin: a plain, closely woven cloth with a slightly shiny surface. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/poplin

Tammy: a plain-woven often glazed cloth of fine worsted or woolen and cotton formerly used for dresses, curtains, and linings. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tammy

Buckram: a stiff-finished heavily sized fabric of cotton or linen used for interlinings in garments, for stiffening in millinery, and in bookbinding. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buckram

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