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bodice
used in The Scarlet Letter

2 uses
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Definition part of a dress above the waist

or more archaically:  a type of women's underwear worn above the waste
  • But she—the naughty baggage—little will she care what they put upon the bodice of her gown!
    Chapter 2 -- The Market Place (24% in)
  • "What do we talk of marks and brands, whether on the bodice of her gown or the flesh of her forehead?" cried another female, the ugliest as well as the most pitiless of these self-constituted judges.
    Chapter 2 -- The Market Place (25% in)

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