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?
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.