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Synonyms for crinoline

a skirt stiffened with hoops

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a full stiff petticoat made of crinoline fabric

a stiff coarse fabric used to stiffen hats or clothing

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During the second part of the evening, things improved dramatically, with a haunting violin solo played, or so we were informed, "on a Stradivarius" by the excellent Julian Trafford, while the most lavish crinolines I have seen for years gave the Strauss melodies a wonderful impact.
During the second part of the evening, things improved dramatically, with a haunting violin solo played, or so we were informed "on a Stradivarius" by the excellent Julian Trafford, while the most lavish crinolines I have seen for years gave the Strauss melodies a wonderful impact.
Large billowing skirts known as crinolines were in vogue for a long time and the Paris fashions of 1851 would have been copied by dressmakers in Bold Street.
moist crinolines of the arboreal flowers, far from me, free of me,
The extensive range of 1,500 costumes included chain-mail, corsets, crinolines, frock coats, doublet and hose, evening gowns and fur coats.
It may have only been a fraction of the four overflowing storage rooms, but the range of 1,500 period outfits, which included chain-mail, corsets, crinolines and frock coats, halved within an hour and a half of opening.
Now, I know most clothes look silly out of their era - crinolines, bustles and the like, but these were run-of-themill kind of clothes.
Take a peek beneath the crinolines and petticoats of Victorian ladies.
Bronte provides plenty of crazy capers in crinolines.
Charlotte's bouffant-haired girlfriends were outfitted in below-the-knee party dresses with crinolines.
Mead, a honey and fruit brew, is like many fine things from the past - pince nez, buttoned shoes, crinolines bigger around than VW bugs.
Hazy memories of whole afternoons spent chatting up receptionists under garish office paperchains or sitting for hours in the local pub with a "client" are now as old-fashioned as bewhiskered gentlemen with tail coats and sideburns talking to ladies in crinolines while carving the fatted goose.
Thousands of shoppers also lined the streets on Saturday to catch a glimpse of the ever-popular Community Carnival and Parade, this year taking a Crinolines In The Jungle theme.
Then there were crinolines that boosted skirts to widths too great to go through doors and made them very dangerous in front of hearth fires and in high winds: they often caught fire and were known to blow ladies off their feet if a gale got beneath their frocks.
a slew of crinolines beneath a black, ruffled, square-dance skirt, and a