farthingale (n.)
long skirt extended at the back by a framework of hoops
MW III.iii.60[Falstaff to Mistress Ford] the firm fixture of thy foot would give an excellent motion to thy gait in a semi-circled farthingale
TG II.vii.51[Julia to Lucetta] What compass will you wear your farthingale?
TG IV.iv.36[Launce to his dog] When didst thou see me ... make water against a gentlewoman's farthingale?
TS IV.iii.56[Petruchio to Katherina] With ruffs and cuffs and farthingales and things
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