falbala

falbala

(ˈfælbələ)
n
(Textiles) a gathered flounce, frill, or ruffle
[C18: from French, from (dialect) ferbelà; see furbelow]

falbala

- The trimming or flounce on a woman's petticoat.
See also related terms for trim.
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Good move: within minutes of us clunking through the turnstile, she had me at the cash desk, purse open, having found the two-inch plastic figures of the cartoon characters and among them, a young blonde type called Falbala.
But no, not even for the promise of a chic French frock, and shoes thrown in, would she give up another day with her new chums, Asterix, Obelix, Falbala & Co.
il avait les yeux rouges, la gorge oppressee de ses falbalas, comme une princesse de tragedie pompeuse et desesperee.
Its sequel, Falbalas et fanfreluches (1922-1926), was published in a larger format, and in it Barbier portrayed romance and youth in historical settings purely imaginative and whimsical.
The exhibition is curated by ROM librarian Arthur Smith, who became fascinated with Barbier pochoirs in the mid-1990s when he encountered a volume of Falbalas et fanfreluches while mounting a display of treasures from the ROM's rare book collections.
Aux qualites que nos souhaitons developper chez la generalite de nos enfants: la droiture, l'amour de la verite et du bien, la bonte, le devouement aux autres, doivent se joindre chez les jeunes filles quelques qualites speciales: la douceur, la modestie, la simplicite dans la mise, le desir de briller autrement que par un etalage ridicule de bijoux ou de falbalas, le sentiment de l'egalite des riches et des pauvres, etc.
Saggi e traduzioni (Einaudi, 1976); Penna papers (Garzanti, 1984, 1996); Scritti servili (Einaudi, 1989); Falbalas (Garzanti, 1990); i due ponderosi Meridiani su Pascoli (Mondadori, 2001), fino ai suoi due ultimi titoli: Ricordi tristi e civili (Einaudi, 2001); e Pianura proibita (Adelphi, 2002).
cette grande Meduse, qui par saccades ondulatoires de son flot de jupes festonnees, qu'elle trousse et retrousse avec une etrange et impudique insistance, se transforme en songe d'Eros; et tout e coup, rejetant tous ses falbalas vibratiles, ses robes de levres decoupees, se renverse et s'expose, furieusement ouverte.
For Astruc, Le corbeau, together with Falbalas and Les dames du Bois du Boulogne, marked the desire ["desir"] on the part of the new generation of film directors "to start from zero, to wipe the slate clean, to reinvent the cinema, for their own purposes" (Astruc 300).