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  1. (n) a skirt stiffened with hoops
  2. (n) a full stiff petticoat made of crinoline fabric
  3. (n) a stiff coarse fabric used to stiffen hats or clothing


  1. Costumes that manage to be both lush and witty the exaggerated, bunched-crinoline hoop skirts on the court ladies, for example, made me laugh out loud.
  2. He was born there, in Mississippi, heir to and prisoner of the crinoline-and-lace tradition; he died there in 1962.
  3. The crinoline type, adorned with bows and puffs, has a hoopskirt effect.


  • Around Your Town for September 6, 2013

    Area resident Maria Kovary reports that hummingbirds are more active around her backyard feeder during the monsoon. The Thunder Mountain Twirlers’ Annual Crinoline Night Mainstream Square Dance is on Friday, Sept. 6, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., with a Plus Tip at the end of the evening. Our caller will be Chuck Bjore, with rounds by Lisa Wall. Review starts at 6:45 p.m., for anyone who needs or ...
    on September 6, 2013     Source: The Sierra Vista Herald

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  1. Westwood says: "I take something from the past that has a sort of vitality that has never been exploited - like the crinoline - and get very intense. In the end, you do something original because you overlay your own ideas."
    on Jul 12, 2004 By: Vivienne Westwood Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "In 1957, while most teenage girls were listening to Buddy Holly's 'Peggy Sue,' watching Elvis gyrate, and collecting crinoline slips, I was escaping the hanging rope of a lynch mob, dodging lighted sticks of dynamite, and washing away burning acid...
    on May 15, 2004 By: Melba Pattillo Beals Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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