So she sat, corpse-like, as we played at cards; the frillings
and trimmings on her bridal dress, looking like earthy paper.
Then I would draw their attention to the fresh beauties that kept sweeping into view, and they would glance round and say "charming," "sweetly pretty," and immediately go off into raptures over each other's pocket-handkerchiefs, and mourn with one another over the decadence of cambric frilling
"If it had been Miss Verinder's nightgown, she would have had to buy lace, and frilling
, and Lord knows what besides; and she wouldn't have had time to make it in one night.
The Doctor was more than suspected of having no religion, but somehow Middlemarch tolerated this deficiency in him as if he had been a Lord Chancellor; indeed it is probable that his professional weight was the more believed in, the world-old association of cleverness with the evil principle being still potent in the minds even of lady-patients who had the strictest ideas of frilling
A great white cap, with a quantity of opaque frilling
that was always flapping about, apologised for Maggy's baldness, and made it so very difficult for her old black bonnet to retain its place upon her head, that it held on round her neck like a gipsy's baby.
For the same reason she wore a small sable tippet, which reached just to her shoulders, and was very far from meeting across her well-formed chest, while her long neck was protected by a chevaux-de-frise of miscellaneous frilling
. One would need to be learned in the fashions of those times to know how far in the rear of them Mrs.
They survived the 1860 slump and prospered by switching production to narrow cotton 'frillings
' patented in the same year.