falling band

falling band

n
(Clothing & Fashion) a man's large flat collar, often lace-trimmed, worn during the 17th century

fall′ing band`


n.
a large flat collar, usu. trimmed with lace, worn by men in the 17th century. Also called fall′ing col`lar.
[1590–1600]
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Soon after, the viewer arrives at The Islands (1979), 12 luminous canvases in boundless shades of white and faintest blue, variably divided into rising or falling bands, their limpidity and certitude recalling Martin's beloved Bach.
30] To the gentleman who desires to "wear" Phillis rather than the ruffs and falling bands she sells, Phillis insists upon the firm distinction between her body and her "shop.