She wore a ruff of black taffeta, a red velvet hood, and a farthingale all in rags, and she leaned heavily upon a crutch.
"The Blue Fairy Book" by Various
She was quaintly dressed in a ruff and farthingale, and a velvet hood covered her snow-white hair.
"The Red Fairy Book" by Various
Margaret pinned up her kirtle and farthingale, for the road was wet.
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
And I shall not dress thee out like a peacock with gay colours and great farthingales.
"A Lady of Quality" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
It was in Queen Anne's time that the bone was in its glory, the farthingale being then all the fashion.
"Moby Dick; or The Whale" by Herman Melville
They are not handsome, and their farthingales a strange dress.
"Diary of Samuel Pepys, 1662" by Samuel Pepys
She darted in and out between the tables, managing her unwieldy farthingale with amazing skill.
"The Nest of the Sparrowhawk" by Baroness Orczy
Elizabeth was as a farthingale over an executioner's block.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
The Elizabethan farthingale was such a garment.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
No breeches for her, but farthingales and 'modesty pieces' high enough to graze her chin.
"His Grace of Osmonde" by Frances Hodgson Burnett