"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Wednesday, 15 June 2011


In Victorian times a tucker was a piece of lace or linen worn in or around the top of a bodice or as an insert at the front of a low-cut dress.

"She was a walking advertisemnt for lace - collars, frills, tuckers and wristbands."

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