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[fal-buh-luh] /ˈfæl bə lə/

a furbelow or puckered flounce for decorating dresses in the 17th century.
a gathered flounce, frill, or ruffle


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    [fal-suh-fawrm] /ˈfæl səˌfɔrm/ adjective 1. sickle-shaped; falcate. falciform fal·ci·form (fāl’sə-fôrm’) adj. Curved and tapering to a point; sickle-shaped.

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