farthingale


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a hoop worn beneath a skirt to extend it horizontally

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With complete disregard for Poe's chronological existence, 1809-1849, the characters instead are depicted in slyly grotesque garments that reference the dark world inhabited by Poe, incorporating black, spikey umbrella farthingales, bizarre top hats and twisted morning coats, in a witty interpretation of Poe's morose and moribund poetry.
Otra version de verdugado fue, en Inglaterra, el verdugado rollo o roll farthingale o bull rol, l elemento almohadillado que se colocaba en la parte delantera del cuerpo, bajo la falda.
Isabel de Velasco, the Menina (lady-in-waiting) who rests her arms casually on the extended farthingale that swells out her skirt is transformed by Picasso into a figure of fun: her head and neck, as placed by Picasso, mutate her expression from calm to crazed hilarity.
19 Who in 1994 played Lady Isabella Farthingale, Sharpe's leading lady in the episode Sharpe's Enemy?
Whereas fashion extravagances of the past--the Elizabethan farthingale, the horsehair bustle of the 1870s--had always emphasized and exaggerated some part of the female anatomy, the new shapes ignored the body entirely, while at the same time they seemed to express inner moods, forgotten dreams, buried realms of feeling.
It was all so long ago, even the word petticoat sounds like something from another era like farthingale or furbelow.
Again, the modern is set against the ancient: spectators in jeans and jackets sit on oak forms roaring approval at the boy in wimple and farthingale who twirls "her" roiling pin like a cricket bat, threatening physical damage in slapstick routines that provoke groans of recognition.
This "Spanish farthingale," as it was called, when first introduced in Spain in the middle of the sixteenth century was restricted to court usage, but then became the dress of elegance par excellence.
Chapter One covers females (pun intended) in bloomers, hoop skirts, the farthingale, the bun roll, Mary Quant's mini, pantyhose, corsets, Victorian bathing suits, and string bikinis.
she turned the house topsy-turvy; cut the noses out of the old portraits, and chewed the jewels out of the settings, killed the little home animals, spoiled the dinners, pranced in the garden with Madam Willoughby's farthingale, and royal stiff brocades rustling yards behind,--this atom of a shrimp,--or balanced herself with her heels in the air over the curb of the well, scraped up the dead leaves under one corner of the house and fired them,--a favorite occupation,--and if you left her stirring a mess in the kitchen, you met her, perhaps, perched in the china-closet and mumbling all manner of demoniacal prayers, twisting, writhing, and screaming over a string of amber gods that she had brought with her and always wore.
Thorough attention is given to the impact of the farthingale and other fashions upon the construction and presentation of images.
Urgently needed counselling so had lunch at the Fourposter and Farthingale with Cassandra, to talk over latest problems while picking at congealed vegetarian lasagne and swigging bottle of Botswana Ultra Lite.
Not until she's struggled free of her body's snare as from a farthingale, not until she's gone through the hoops of we're and bone and peeled that great prepuce
Some will have it that it portends the Downfall of the French King, and observe that the Farthingale appeared in England a little before the Ruin of the Spanish Monarchy.