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a ruffle attached to the inside hem of a full-length petticoat or skirt to protect the bottom edge of the garment against dirt and wear, popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
a wide ruffle encircling the bottom perimeter of a bed and reaching to the floor, used decoratively or as protection against dust.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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