goffering-iron love

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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A crimping-iron used for plaiting or fluting frills, etc.

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  • "'There, now,' she cried. 'All your frilled shirts got up prime, with the finest goffering-iron you ever seen.'"
    --Patrick O'Brian, The Letter of Marque, 230

    See also goffer.

    February 29, 2008