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bodice
used in A Great and Terrible Beauty

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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
  • Bare neck peeking out from the bodice of a blue gown.
    Chapter 2 (90% in)
  • I grab the scrap of fabric, tuck it into my bodice, and chase her through misty woods to an ancient ruin of a temple, its floor scattered with the petals of lilies.
    Chapter 10 (35% in)
  • This remnant in your bodice.
    Chapter 10 (94% in)
  • I say, tucking it back inside my bodice.
    Chapter 12 (39% in)
  • Her full breasts strain at the bodice of her gown.
    Chapter 13 (77% in)

There are no more uses of "bodice" in A Great and Terrible Beauty.

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