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showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience;
or: moving and bending with ease;
or: being of delicate or slender build
  • He could picture, as he walked, the kind of underclothing they wore against their svelte feminine parts, filmy, smooth, clinging garments of deepest black or of opalescent pastel radiance with flowering lace borders fragrant with the tantalizing fumes of pampered flesh and scented bath salts rising in a germinating cloud from their blue-white breasts.
    Chapter 16 — Luciana (27% in)

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