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- n. Obsolete form of farthingale.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An old spelling of farthingale.
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A vardingale  of vain boast and fan of flattery,
The "vardingale (or farthingale) of vain boast" is peculiarly appropriate, since a farthingale consisted of a very wide, expanded skirt, puffed out to show off the attire, and distort the figure of a lady.