of the Week
word or phrase to add to your army.
Crinoline is a word you don't hear much anymore, but at one time, it was something everyone knew about.
A crinoline (krin-ah-lin) is something women used to wear under their skirts and dresses, like a slip, but more structured so that it made their skirts and dresses stand out, such as the hoop skirt crinoline below.
You know what they say . . . the bigger the crinoline, the harder it is to dance . . . or almost anything else!
Nowadays, when you hear crinoline, you think of costumes or wedding dresses. The modern crinoline is much more streamlined and easier to work with. I'm sure it's a lot more comfortable, as well.
Aw! Looks like someone is getting married!
I am Becky Lyn Rickman. I am a writer because I love words almost as much as I love the people in my life. I want to fill the world with magnificent words and then jump in and splash around in them. I live with Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, my cats, but the only words they really love are "meat" and "gravy."