There were whole sets of many garments to make, and tucking and frilling and stitching were then slow processes.
The orange of the enormous lip and the frilling specially fine.
And big tears trickled down her cheeks as far as the frilling of her collarette.
A tie-pin or stud was also seen in the centre of the stock or frilling.
She gave these answers, with her attention apparently absorbed in folding and refolding the frilling on her nightgown.
She covered her chairs with Turkey-red cotton, frilling them round the seats.
There was a frilling, or ruche, or tucker, about the throat that I think had been sewn into it three weeks before.
Her fingers dropped from the frilling of her nightgown, and her fierce black eyes flashed at me.
Mrs Bowater looked a little formal with stiff white "frilling" round her neck.
Although the methods just described will check the frilling, they will not remove its effects.
"wavy ornamental edging," 1801 (with a doubtful attestation from 1590s), of uncertain origin despite much speculation [see OED]; figurative sense of "useless ornament" first recorded 1893. The verb meaning "to furnish with a frill" is recorded in 1570s. Related: Frilled.
A woman, esp a young woman; frail (1920s+)