- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Dur"ance (?), n. [OF. durance
duration, fr. L. durans, -antis, p. pr. durare
to endure, last. See Dure, and cf. Durant.]
1. Continuance; duration. See
Of how short durance was this new-made
2. Imprisonment; restraint of the person;
custody by a jailer; duress. Shak. "Durance
In durance, exile, Bedlam or the
3. (a) 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.
(b) In modern manufacture, a worsted of one
color used for window blinds and similar purposes.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Durance, a tributary of the Rhône, which, after a rapid course of
180 m., falls into that river by its left bank 3 m. below Avignon.
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