I invited that furbelow widow to stay on purpose to spare me this almost tte--tte meeting.
Her sex was the very essence of her; she had no need to wear it like a furbelow.
A furbelow of precious stones, a hat buttoned with a diamond, a brocade waistcoat or petticoat, are standing topics.
How ridiculous that one should suffer from want of a frill or a furbelow!
I'll tear the furbelow off your clothes, and when you swoon for vexation, you shan't have a penny, to buy a bottle of hartshorn.
Then why, in the name of common sense, did you gaze so earnestly at the furbelow lady herself?
And, if it were a mere fal-lal, a furbelow of larval coquetry, even that would not surprise me.
I swore I hadn't four marks a year, and I've my fellowship for telling the furbelow.
There was not a flower or ruche or frill or furbelow or bow about her dress of which he did not make a mental inventory.
It was a hull week afore I could make up my mind to go out of my office, and the sight of a furbelow raly made me sick.
c.1700, alteration of falbala, from French falbala (17c., cognate with Provençal farbello), from Italian falda "fold, flap, pleat," from PIE *pel- "to fold." As a verb from 1701.