frill


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ruffle

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no frills

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something costly and unnecessary

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(paleontology) a bony plate that curves upward behind the skull of many ceratopsian dinosaurs

an external body part consisting of feathers or hair about the neck of a bird or other animal

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a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim

ornamental objects of no great value

References in classic literature ?
But one can dream just as well in them as in lovely trailing ones, with frills around the neck, that's one consolation.
A very small-plaited shirt frill stuck out from his waistcoat; and a very long steel watch-chain, with nothing but a key at the end, dangled loosely below it.
You've put on considerable many frills since I been away.
Reed's lace frills, and crimped her nightcap borders, fed our eager attention with passages of love and adventure taken from old fairy tales and other ballads; or (as at a later period I discovered) from the pages of Pamela, and Henry, Earl of Moreland.
Rupert's Cavaliers were every bit as particular about their lace collars and frills as the lady whose pretty limbs once warmed this cambric.
Tiggy-winkle ironed it, and goffered it, and shook out the frills.
Of course, I am referring only to these accursed gewgaws, to these frills and fripperies
Farebrother, the Vicar's white-haired mother, befrilled and kerchiefed with dainty cleanliness, up right, quick-eyed, and still under seventy; Miss Noble, her sister, a tiny old lady of meeker aspect, with frills and kerchief decidedly more worn and mended; and Miss Winifred Farebrother, the Vicar's elder sister, well-looking like himself, but nipped and subdued as single women are apt to be who spend their lives in uninterrupted subjection to their elders.
The christening robe with its pathetic frills is over half a century old now, and has begun to droop a little, like a daisy whose time is past; but it is as fondly kept together as ever: I saw it in use again only the other day.
It is a very noticeable thing that, in fairy families, the youngest is always chief person, and usually becomes a prince or princess; and children remember this, and think it must be so among humans also, and that is why they are often made uneasy when they come upon their mother furtively putting new frills on the basinette.
There was a diamond-paned window with a seat under the blue muslin frills that would be a satisfying spot for studying or dreaming.
He was a man who KNEW and who never decorated his knowledge with foolish frills of sentiment or emotion.
It is a very noticeable thing that, in fairy families, the youngest is always chief person, and usually becomes a prince or princess, and children remember this, and think it must be so among humans also, and that is why they are often made uneasy when they come upon their mother furtively putting new frills on the basinette.
The upper skirt was tied so lightly back that it was impossible to take a long step, and the under one was so loaded with plaited frills that it "wobbled" no other word will express it ungracefully, both fore and aft.
She was one of those rare women who can strip off all the frills of dress, and in simple swimming suit be more satisfying beautiful.