Origin of crinoline
Examples from the Web for crinoline
Historical Examples of crinoline
An awkward predicament is as unfamiliar to me as a crinoline; I have never been in one.
A woman is ashamed to be without a crinoline or a bustle when all the rest wear them.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
But Maryanne wore her hoops as a duchess wears her crinoline.The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson
Nor he you in an ordinary silk gown, puffed out with crinoline.The Bertrams
I saw them to-day, without any crinoline, pulling the garden-roller.The Book of Snobs
William Makepeace Thackeray
Word Origin for crinoline
1830, from French crinoline "hair cloth" (19c.), from Italian crinolino, from crino "horsehair" (from Latin crinis "hair") + lino "flax, thread," from Latin linum (see linen). So called from the warp and woof fibers of the original mixture.