Origin of crinoline
Examples from the Web for crinoline
This practice of singing before death has, like the crinoline, quite gone out of fashion.Jungle Folk|Douglas Dewar
Of Shakespeare it may be said he was the first to see the dramatic value of doublets, and that a climax may depend on a crinoline.Intentions|Oscar Wilde
One thing about her dress most in contrast with that of the other servants was that she evidently wore no crinoline.Household Papers and Stories|Harriet Beecher Stowe
The gun is usually carried slung until required for use, in order that the hands may be free to manage the crinoline.
I am not opposed to crinoline, to trails, to diamonds, nor to rubies.
British Dictionary definitions for crinoline
Word Origin for crinoline
Word Origin and History 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.