furbelow


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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.
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.
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.
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.
They've managed to keep the purveyors of Styrofoam kitsch and stucco furbelows away, opting for a genuine "Old Florida" domestic architecture that looks lived in and loved.
Heavily bombed during the War because of its strategic importance as a center for chemical production, the city was largely rebuilt in the forties and fifties, in an insistently functional style that more or less repeated the drabness of the pre-war city, eliminating only those occasional furbelows, an ornate balcony here, a carved door frame or stained-glass window there, that would have distinguished the establishments of its more affluent citizens.
Angela Hewitt, an almost ever-present protagonist, was the elegant soloist, delivering with precision a piano line garnished with frills and furbelows which lie so well under the hands.
Out went the frills and furbelows, in came the chic power suits.
The finished product can seem a bit CGI heavy, but there are enough actual Victorian frills and furbelows to give it a realistic sense of both grittiness and opulence.
The Little Black Dress was born out of the world between the wars, when women no longer had the time (or the servants) to deal with frills and furbelows.
Anyhow, offer declined - we have different sartorial tastes, and frills, furbelows and feathers don't suit me.