Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of pleating.

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Examples

  • Aileen had created an impression in a street costume of dark blue silk with velvet pelisse to match, and trimmed with elaborate pleatings and shirrings of the same materials.

    The Financier

  • Hat frames are covered with maline; it is used to cover wings to keep feathers in place; to cover faded or worn-out flowers; for shirred brims and crowns; for pleatings; for folds on edges of brims to give a soft look; and for bows.

    Make Your Own Hats

  • Now what neither Keineth nor Peggy, nor even Mrs. Lee could guess was that beneath the folds of expensive linen and lace and dainty pleatings of rose silk was a heart that was just hungry because -- years and years before -- it had forgotten "how to have fun!"

    Keineth

  • With their silly -- whaleboned waists and their grotesque basques and impossible pleatings!

    Little Miss By-The-Day

  • Only an experienced needlewoman could do justice in words to such a variety of rimplings and crinklings, of pleatings and puckerings, of gaugings, rufflings, gofferings, and pin-tuckings as it is possible to find; though somebody with a knowledge of heraldry could perhaps convey a few of the designs in such terms as nebuly, raguly or dancetty (semée, he might add, of starfish proper).

    Try Anything Twice

  • She prinked out its ruffles and pleatings as she went.

    Cheerful—By Request

  • Then there was the bed-canopy, the pleatings of which were gone, and it was turned white instead of the old blue.

    Richard Carvel — Complete

  • Then there was the bed-canopy, the pleatings of which were gone, and it was turned white instead of the old blue.

    Richard Carvel — Volume 08

  • Then there was the bed-canopy, the pleatings of which were gone, and it was turned white instead of the old blue.

    Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Winston Churchill

  • 'Twas late when I awoke the next day with something of a dull ache in my neck, and a prodigious stiffness, studying the pleatings of the bed canopy over my head.

    Richard Carvel — Complete

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