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homespun adj
1 of textiles; having a rough surface; "a sweater knitted of nubbly homespun yarns" [syn: homespun(p), nubby, nubbly, slubbed, tweedy]
2 characteristic of country life; "cracker-barrel philosophy"; "folksy humor"; "the air of homespun country boys" [syn: cracker-barrel, folksy]
3 made of cloth spun or woven in the home; "homespun linen"; "homespun garments" n : a rough loosely woven fabric originally made with homespun yarn [syn: homespun fabric]

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  1. In the context of "of yarn}} spun in the home

Extensive Definition

For Benjamin Franklin, who used "Homespun" as one of many aliases as an author, see that article Homespun is a demo album by XTC. A companion to Apple Venus Volume 1, it has the same running order as its parent album. All eleven tracks were recorded in the home studios of either Andy Partridge or Colin Moulding. It would be reissued in 2005 as a part of the Apple Box.

Track listing


All songs written by Andy Partridge, except where noted.
  1. "River of Orchids" – 4:10
  2. "I'd Like That" – 4:47
  3. "Easter Theatre" – 4:52
  4. "Knights in Shining Karma" – 3:38
  5. "Frivolous Tonight (Colin Moulding) – 3:06
  6. "Greenman" – 6:01
  7. "Your Dictionary" – 3:14
  8. "Fruit Nut" (Moulding) – 2:44
  9. "I Can't Own Her" – 5:06
  10. "Harvest Festival" – 5:17
  11. "The Last Balloon" – 5:17



homespun in Polish: Samodział

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