1. women's clothing that has a fitted top and a flared skirt that is widest at the hemline
    it is called the A-line because the effect resembles the capital letter A
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How To Use A-line In A Sentence

  • Sir Marmaduke, ‘if I were to go and leave my girl as it were in the hands of a penny-a-liner.’ He Knew He Was Right
  • But this “penny-a-liner,” as the Doctor indignantly called him, had attacked him in his tenderest point. Dr. Wortle's school
  • Lindsey and Victoria wore cranberry strapless bodices with matching A-line skirts and stoles with crystal detail.
  • I love the cute A-line dresses and short shift dresses.
  • I designed a red damask long-sleeved A-line floor-length evening dress with the now-accepted low decollete. Women I Have Dressed (and Undressed!)
  • Wear with tiny A-line skirts or long, floaty frocks. Times, Sunday Times
  • From the penny-a-liner to the artist and thinker, the demand for their labour continually increases. Woman and Labour
  • Now a penny-a-liner is indebted to a single phrase which furnishes his column; a clergyman near The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 75, January, 1864
  • Not to be on the "Index" would call a blush to the cheek of the most unambitious of authors, -- would carry a presumption of worthlessness with it from which even the penny-a-liner would shrink with dismay, -- and to the poet and historian would sound like a sentence of perpetual exclusion from all those cherished hopes which irradiate with heavenly light the steep and thorny paths of intellectual renown. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 82, August, 1864
  • “It has pleased the average penny-a-liner”: EWR, unpublished biographical sketch of WAR. The Great Bridge
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