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Synonyms for furbelow

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

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The next Morning they were carried before the Lord Mayor in the Dresses they were taken in by his Lordships Order; some having Gowns, Petticoats, Head cloths, fine lac'd Shoes, Furbelow Scarves, Masks, and complete Dresses for Women; others had Riding Hoods; some were Dress'd like Shepherdesses; others like Milk-Maids, with fine Green Hatts, Wastcoats and Petticoats, and others had their Faces painted, and patch'd, and very extensive Hoop petticoats, which were then very lately Introduc'd.
The old system worked as long as technology was an add-on, an extra--a furbelow on the valance of the system.
This gewgaw is central to the play's flimsy furbelow of a plot--as Anna herself might put it, obscurely.
Furbelow, with whom Cadwallader-Cohen and I shared an office at the time.
When (not so long ago) dons walked the earth It was suffice to prate of CHAUCER's mirth, Or SHAKESPEARE's soul, or neuraesthenic KEATS, Or bawdy BYRON, or to count the beats Of thudding hooves or hammers in a line Or find a furbelow and judge it fine.
Now she repeats a word over and over; now he traces some curlicue or furbelow with his hand as though the audience is plugged in to what these gestures mean.
What is left is moth dust, the furbelows of the mind rotting in the dead sunshine of the dead.
If you like your Shakespeare with frills, furbelows, bells and whistles, then you might find the Broadsides' treatment a touch too Puritanical for your tastes.
He does, after all, seem invigorated by attention: "I need eyes on me to draw out these frills and furbelows.
Honest John shouts what the other caricatures imply: that frills and furbelows are only donned to attract men.
The other end grows into a series of frills or flounces, or, as used to describe features of ladies' dresses in Victorian Britain, furbelows.
During the raid, Bond finds himself immersed in a frenzy of bloodshed, accompanied by both black and white men who "cracked open heads and dipped their ribbons and rigs and furbelows in blood and plastered more blood on the gun-stocks to stick cowrie shells in to keep tally on your killing" (164).
The Old Sturbridge Village dancers will present a Washington Birthday Ball on Sunday, while beforehand OSV historians will discuss 19th-century hairdressing techniques (including bear grease and sausage curls) in "Her Crowning Glory"; etiquette for the ball in "Please Take Hands"; and 1830s must-have accessories in "Frills and Furbelows.
The writing style is of professional historian standard and very straightforward with none of the mannered frills and furbelows that so often distract in what nowadays passes as "history" and seem to be more about the author than about his subject; here facts are stated and the reader left free to form his own opinion.
The Martins chose interior designer Mary Ann Petro to select the furnishings and furbelows of the interiors of the upstairs living quarters.