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Synonyms for furbelow

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

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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 country's behind John because it realises the utter triteness of the ballroom dancing world with its high camp frocks, furbelows and orange complexions.
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.
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.
Reynolds, Romney and co all knew a visual come-on for their portraits and added further allure with frills, bows, ribbons and furbelows.
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.
Men were turning Wildean, imitating Edwardian and Victorian eras by wearing frills and furbelows, and allowing their hair to grow below the collar.
Out-dazzled by his cousins in all their feathers and furbelows, he lurks around the edges, hoping somebody-anybody--will recognize him.
50 children 6 to 12; (707) 444-3437), where you can take a self-guided tour of an old Victorian sawmill where they still turn out those artistic wooden furbelows that decorate the area's Victorian homes; and the Samoa Cookhouse Museum (end of Samoa Bridge; open 6 to 3:30 p.
The part-time fops cavort at court in frills and furbelows then don disguises to dash off to France and rescue dukes and duchesses from Madame la guillotine.