Usage examples for crinolines

  1. Children are frequently dressed like mountebanks, with feathers and furbelows and finery; the boys go bare- legged; the little girls are dressed like women, with their stuck- out petticoats, crinolines and low dresses! – Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children by Pye Henry Chavasse
  2. Fortunately for them, preposterous crinolines are out of fashion: when they were in fashion, death from burning was of every- day occurrence; indeed, lady- burning was then to be considered one of the institutions of our land! – Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children by Pye Henry Chavasse
  3. Of course there have been, and still are, certain fashions which are quite " dirigueur" among the really fashionable world, and which are annoying to the public generally, such as large crinolines and long skirts, and more especially the long trains which are now in vogue. – Routledge's Manual of Etiquette by George Routledge