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bodice
used in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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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
  • She smocked the yoke into tiny crisscrossing puckers, then shirred the rest of the bodice.
    p. 171.8

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