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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.
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Mead, a honey and fruit brew, is like many fine things from the past - pince nez, buttoned shoes, crinolines bigger around than VW bugs.
Hazy memories of whole afternoons spent chatting up receptionists under garish office paperchains or sitting for hours in the local pub with a "client" are now as old-fashioned as bewhiskered gentlemen with tail coats and sideburns talking to ladies in crinolines while carving the fatted goose.
Many of his texts sexualized the extremities of the female anatomy and its sartorial extrusions: corsets, crinolines, and, most especially shoes" (1991: 71).
Thousands of shoppers also lined the streets on Saturday to catch a glimpse of the ever-popular Community Carnival and Parade, this year taking a Crinolines In The Jungle theme.
The community carnival and parade will start on Stockton High Street at noon on July 31 with the curious theme Crinolines in the Jungle.
Then there were crinolines that boosted skirts to widths too great to go through doors and made them very dangerous in front of hearth fires and in high winds: they often caught fire and were known to blow ladies off their feet if a gale got beneath their frocks.
McVicar chose to keep to the traditional Viennese venue, with swirling crinolines, and sets which felt like little expense had been spared.
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.