crinoline :

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  • n  a skirt stiffened with hoops
  • n  a full stiff petticoat made of crinoline fabric
  • n  a stiff coarse fabric used to stiffen hats or clothing

  • 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.
  • Her black satin Jason Wu coat (not pictured) had a nice swing, and her black and white Isabel Toledo ensemble, layered with an Azzedine Alaia cardigan, has a discreet crinoline .
  • He was born there, in Mississippi, heir to and prisoner of the crinoline-and-lace tradition; he died there in 1962.
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  • 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 ...
    Sept. 6, 2013 - The Sierra Vista Herald

  • Vivienne Westwood in Sydney Morning Herald
    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."
  • Octavio Paz in Broward New Times
    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... Melba Pattillo Beals San Francisco Chronicle May 15, 2004 23592 31595 criollo The Mexican, whether young or old, criollo or mestizo, general or laborer or lawyer," Paz wrote in "Mexican Masks, seems to me to be a person who shuts himself away to protect himself: his face is a mask and so is his smile."

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