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f lowns

  • n  a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim
  • n  the act of walking with exaggerated jerky motions
  • v  walk emphatically

  • The pulpit is a red flounce curtain draped over a desk; broken windows let the swirling central China dust coat the whitewashed walls.
  • His black hair is permed into loose curls that flounce slightly as he walks, his torso covered by a tight, long-sleeved silk shirt decorated with swirling white, brown and black .
  • There was also Anne de Weese's three-piece "interchangeable," a striped daytime dress on which the top part could be dropped down to the waist to make a long-skirted, flounce .

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