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bodice
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

5 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
  • Her cap was embroidered with pearls, the pins in her hair were of gold and diamonds, her girdle was of Turkey silk, with large embroidered flowers, her bodice and skirt were of cashmere, her apron of Indian muslin, and the buttons of her corset were of jewels.
    Chapters 33-34 (32% in)
  • But, by degrees, watch-chains, necklaces, parti-colored scarfs, embroidered bodices, velvet vests, elegantly worked stockings, striped gaiters, and silver buckles for the shoes, all disappeared; and Gaspard Caderousse, unable to appear abroad in his pristine splendor, had given up any further participation in the pomps and vanities, both for himself and wife, although a bitter feeling of envious discontent filled his mind as the sound of mirth and merry music from the joyous revellers...
    Chapters 25-26 (48% in)
  • She wore the picturesque costume of the Catalan fisherwomen, a red and black bodice, and golden pins in her hair.
    Chapters 41-42 (8% in)
  • She wore a blue and white-striped vest, with long open sleeves, trimmed with silver loops and buttons of pearls, and a sort of bodice, which, closing only from the centre to the waist, exhibited the whole of the ivory throat and upper part of the bosom; it was fastened with three magnificent diamond clasps.
    Chapters 49-50 (13% in)
  • The junction of the bodice and drawers was entirely concealed by one of the many-colored scarfs, whose brilliant hues and rich silken fringe have rendered them so precious in the eyes of Parisian belles.
    Chapters 49-50 (13% in)

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