hoop-skirt


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hoop-skirt

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hoop-petticoat

n
(Clothing & Fashion) fashion a skirt that has hoops made of bone or metal, etc fastened inside it to make it stiff and full
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In another performance the male dancer who stood under a huge hoop-skirt and held up the female dancer who played giant Mother Ginger wrenched his back during the show.
"It's a very practical piece, or at least it was back during the hoop-skirt era," laughs Gloria.
We have raked the old ash heap of failure in the state and found an old human hoop-skirt who has failed as a businessman, who has failed as an editor, who has failed as a preacher, and we are going to run him for Congressman-at-Large."
Walker is famous for monstrous and delicate, often near-life-size black-paper silhouettes, assembled from the boneyard of southern gothic--a pigtail here, an apron there, a bared breast, a hoop-skirt, a broad-brimmed hat, a penis.
Why not give those hoop-skirt columns a dose of Disney coloration?
Who should pay them a surprise visit but giant, hoop-skirted, monkey-faced, basso-voiced Carnaval, soon joined by giddy Folly; their invitation to dress up and party proves irresistible, despite the pious efforts of Reason (in nun's habit) and her two monastic sidekicks.
Not only does his choice of blue complement the white summer dress she wore at the start of the night, it also goes well with the blue and white hoop-skirted dress she slipped into to pick up her award for Best Solo Artist of the Year.
As he looks on, Oberon and Titania first appear like gigantic puppets or figures from a court masque, wearing enormous, gold and silver hoop-skirts that elevate them nearly to the boy's level.
subway, meets a hoop-skirted English tutor with a tremor, a tippling
Setting the story in 1939 - against Hitler's invasion of Poland and the hoop-skirted ballyhoo of the Gone with the Wind premiere parties - gave Uhry "lots of echoes and shadows to work with."
The hoop-skirted costumes by Anita Yavich are positively gorgeous, but the set design, with its bright frame and semi-transparent scrim panels, fails to capture the dark mood of the piece.