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bodice
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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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
  • Gallantry claimed her once more; men came to see la Chantefleurie; she found customers again for her merchandise, and out of all these horrors she made baby clothes, caps and bibs, bodices with shoulder-straps of lace, and tiny bonnets of satin, without even thinking of buying herself another coverlet.
    1.6.3 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 3 — History of a Leavened Cake of Maize (36% in)

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