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bodice
used in Moby Dick

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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
  • Now this was written at a time when the black limber bone of the Greenland or Right whale was largely used in ladies' bodices.
    Chapters 88-90 -- Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (96% in)

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