Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A strip of plaited muslin or lace placed inside of the bottom of women's dresses to protect them from the floor.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A protecting ruffle or frill, as of silk or lace, sewed close to the lower edge of a skirt on the inside.
“-- like the _balayeuse_ at the bottom of a lady's dress; but, like the _balayeuse_, it is only meant to be a protection and”
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