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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A hoop worn beneath a skirt to extend it horizontally.

Usage examples (32)
  • She was quaintly dressed in a ruff and farthingale, and a velvet hood covered her snow-white hair.
  • She could feel underclothes, linen drawers, silken chemise, a farthingale with its stiffened hoops.
  • The farthingale gave way to the skirt, open from waist to hem in front, to show an elaborate petticoat.
  • The Marie Antoinette-styled skirt (think farthingale hips and a little bustle in the bum) had a train and was beaded with crystals as well. for more
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