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bodice


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bodice  \Bod"ice\,  n.  [This  is  properly  the  plural  of  body,  Oe 
  bodise  a  pair  of  bodies,  equiv.  to  a  bodice.  Cf  {Corset}, 
  and  see  {Body}.] 
  1.  A  kind  of  under  waist  stiffened  with  whalebone,  etc.,  worn 
  esp.  by  women;  a  corset;  stays. 
 
  2.  A  close-fitting  outer  waist  or  vest  forming  the  upper  part 
  of  a  woman's  dress,  or  a  portion  of  it 
 
  Her  bodice  half  way  she  unlaced.  --Prior. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bodice 
  n  :  part  of  a  dress  above  the  waist 




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