tournure


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tournure \Tour*nure"\, n. [F., fr. tourner to turn.]
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   1. Turn; contour; figure.
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   2. Any device used by women to expand the skirt of a dress
      below the waist; a bustle.
      [1913 Webster] Touse
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bustle \Bus"tle\, n.
   A kind of pad or cushion worn on the back below the waist, by
   women, to give fullness to the skirts; -- called also
   bishop, and tournure.
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