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  • n. Obsolete form of farthingale.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See farthingale.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as farthingale.


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  • Send verdingales to Broad-gates, Oxford. An old saying recorded in Grose's 1787 A Provincial Glossary.

    Formerly, verdingales, or farthingales had become so fashionably large and broad that the hoop-skirted ladies "could not enter (except going sidelong) at any ordinary door.

    May 3, 2011