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stovepipe
Pipe made of sheet iron in length and angular or curved
pieces fitting together, -- used to connect a portable stove
with a chimney flue.
flue
a pipe that leads from a fire or heater to the outside of a building, taking smoke, gases, or hot air away
curve
a line that bends continuously and has no straight parts
angular
having or relating to one or more angles
portable
light and small enough to be easily carried or moved
hoop
a ring of wood, metal, or plastic
stovepipe hat
A tall silk hat with a brim, worn commonly
as an item of formal dress by gentlemen in the late
1800's.
brim
the bottom part of a hat that sticks out all around the head
Bubble dress/skirt
(also called tulip skirt or balloon skirt) a voluminous skirt whose hem is tucked back under to create a "bubble effect" at the bottom. Popular in the 1950s.
voluminous
A voluminous piece of clothing is large and consists of a lot of cloth
tuck
to push a loose end of a piece of clothing or material into a particular place or position, especially to make it tidy or comfortable
tulip
a plant with a large, brightly colored, bell-shaped flower on a stem that grows from a bulb, or the flower itself
bulb
a round root of some plants from which the plant grows
baggy
(of clothes) hanging loosely because of being too big or having been stretched
proper
real, satisfactory, suitable, or correct
invention
something that has never been made before, or the process of creating something that has never been made before
invest
to put money, effort, time, etc. into something to make a profit or get an advantage
investigation
the act or process of examining a crime, problem, statement, etc. carefully, especially to discover the truth
innovation
(the use of) a new idea or method
crime
illegal activities
statement
something that someone says or writes officially, or an action done to express an opinion
chain
a set of connected or related things
knickerbockers
short, loose trousers that fit tightly below the knee, worn especially in the past
roar
to make a long, loud, deep sound
inch by inch
in great detail and in many very small stages
inch
a unit used for measuring length, approximately equal to 2.54 centimeters, sometimes shown by the symbol ″
The Great Depression
the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world, lasting from the stock market crash of 1929 to 1939.
downturn
a reduction in the amount or success of something, such as a country's economic activity
reduction
he act of making something, or of something becoming, smaller in size, amount, degree, importance, etc.
hemline
the length of a skirt or dress, or the lower edge of a skirt or dress
hippie
a person, typically young, especially in the late 1960s and early 1970s, who believed in peace, was opposed to many of the accepted ideas about how to live, had long hair, and often lived in groups and took drugs
race
a group, especially of people, with particular similar physical characteristics, who are considered as belonging to the same type, or the fact of belonging to such a group
racial
happening between people of different races
discrimination
treating a person or particular group of people differently, especially in a worse way from the way in which you treat other people, because of their skin color, sex, sexuality, etc.
transport
the movement of people or goods from one place to another
transportation
the movement of people or goods from one place to another
weekly
happening once a week or every week
biweekly
happening or appearing every two weeks or twice a week
bilingual
(of a person) able to use two languages equally well, or (of a thing) using or involving two languages
trilingual
able to speak three languages