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crinoline

a stiff fabric, originally of horsehair and linen used in lining garments

Crinoline

 

an underskirt made of horsehair fabric, worn under a dress to give it a puffed, bell-shaped look. Crinolines originated among the wealthy in France in the 1840’s and quickly spread to other Western and Eastern European countries. In the mid-19th century, a wide skirt made of stiff fabric with sewn-in steel or whalebone hoops (width at the hem reached 6–8 m) was also called a crinoline. Crinolines went out of fashion by the 1870’s.

crinoline

[′krin·əl·ən]
(textiles)
A stiff fabric with an open weave that is filled with hard-twist cotton warp and horsehair.
A fabric with a firm starched or permanent resin finish.
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And why, on another occasion, they rushed across the stage in their black cotton crinoline hoops on deepened the complexity of it all.
The former seamstress pointed out some of her favourite frocks, including a principal lady's gown from Rigaletto, Maria Bj[degrees]rnson costumes from Ernani, red doublets from Lucia di Lammermoor, the Japanese kimonos from the WNO's older production of Madame Butterfly and the crinolines.
In her metal crinolines and dresses made of meat, in the circular intensity of her performances--which often explore a mute protagonist's interaction with a mechanistic yet intimate sculptural appendage--Sterbak makes visible the coded psychologies of fairy tale.
in the thick of the White Party while handsome Dick, the obtuse ks actuary the captain's son in crinolines.
Before an angry Whiff can sniff her disapproval and smooth her crinolines, the two are tangling in the footlights.
They were the first to trundle along on makeshift roller skates in their plus fours and crinolines.
So many Christmas cards show the Victorian and Edwardian style of Christmas - snowy scenes, top-hatted men and ladies dressed in their crinolines, colourful figures laden with presents.
Constrained by corsets, stiff crinolines, and bustles, women had no choice but to sit straight and perform their roles of arbiters of refinement.
Mackie was referring to the crinolines and hoop skirts of his high school days and explained that when he and his buddies took girls to a dance, they had to step out of the skirt's underpinnings before getting in the car and stuff them in the trunk (impossible with today's cars).
Two hundred years from now such images may seem as quaint as Edward Bellamy's science fiction cities of the 19th century, with their skies packed with airships sporting baroque gondolas full of men in top hats and ladies in crinolines.
His winning study earned him his first trip to Washington, where he posed for a photograph with President Eisenhower along with other boys sporting crewcuts and girls in crinolines.
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