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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of befrill.

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Examples

  • Suddenly that silly orchestra seat and the cavorting of a comedian with funny feet become matters of life, death, and immortality; you grasp pillars of the universe and strain as you sway back to that befrilled ticket girl.

    DARKWATER

  • She went down the street with her head in the air, holding her dress very high to display a lace-befrilled petticoat, and clattering gracefully on two high-heeled, pointed shoes.

    Maurice Guest

  • Across the velvety turf of the green tripped Rose Lancaster, dangling a basket from her arm, a picture herself in her pink cambric frock and befrilled apron, a little French cap set upon her head which enhanced the beauty of the golden hair.

    The Village by the River

  • Mrs. Cherry was treated there to a collation that so long as she lived remained distinctive, with a white-capped maid in a black dress and much befrilled apron to serve it in courses just as the other luncheon was served.

    The Heart of Arethusa

  • Debby obeyed, and inspected herself with great interest and some astonishment; for there was a sweeping amplitude of array about the young lady whom she beheld in the much-befrilled gown and embroidered skirts, which somewhat alarmed her as to the navigation of a vessel

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 70, August, 1863

  • The fireplace was surrounded with loops of the same yellow damask, and the bed, the focusing point, the rococo pièce de résistance of the whole room, was befrilled and befurbelowed until its original shape was lost altogether.

    Police at the Funeral

  • The fireplace was surrounded with loops of the same yellow damask, and the bed, the focusing point, the rococo pièce de résistance of the whole room, was befrilled and befurbelowed until its original shape was lost altogether.

    Police at the Funeral

  • Lines of motors were rolling down the road from early morning onward, filled with flannel-coated or befrilled holiday makers or laden with farmers and farmers 'wives and farmers' children.

    The Windy Hill

  • Lines of motors were rolling down the road from early morning onward, filled with flannel-coated or befrilled holiday makers or laden with farmers and farmers 'wives and farmers' children.

    The Windy Hill

  • Mabel, rouged and befrilled, still made an attractive foil for Wallace as the hero.

    Martie, the Unconquered

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