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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim.

Usage examples (33)
  • Lady Craufurd is now dressing for it, with more roses, blood, and furbelow than were ever yet enlisted (?).
  • There wasn't a single frill, flower or furbelow in her house, and he suspected her mind was just as streamlined.
  • The Shaggy Man found his bed = soft and luxurious, so he slipped off his shaggy clothes, carefully = arranging them on a chair so that not one frill or furbelow was out...
  • And, if it were a mere fal-lal, a furbelow of larval coquetry, even that would not surprise me. for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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