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I shall never forget MY FIRST LOVE--she was a girdle, so fine, so soft, and so charming, she threw herself into a tub of water for my sake
Then, drawing his worn narrow girdle round him, he drew in his breath, pulling in his lean stomach still more, and girdled himself as tightly as he could over his sheepskin.
There now,' he said addressing himself no longer to the cook but the girdle, as he tucked the ends in at the waist, 'now you won't come undone
answered the little tailor, and unbuttoned his coat, and showed the giant the girdle, 'there may you read what kind of a man I am
As she spoke she loosed from her bosom the curiously embroidered girdle into which all her charms had been wrought--love, desire, and that sweet flattery which steals the judgement even of the most prudent.
When she heard this Juno smiled, and still smiling she laid the girdle in her bosom.
Her bare arms and legs were almost concealed by the massive, bejeweled ornaments which covered them, while her single leopard skin was supported by a close-fitting girdle of golden rings set in strange designs with innumerable small diamonds.
Courtesy of tongue,'' said Rowena, ``when it is used to veil churlishness of deed, is but a knight's girdle around the breast of a base clown.
The suggestion of this headdress, which gave her what was then called a "Josephine look," was carried out in the cut of the dark blue velvet gown rather theatrically caught up under her bosom by a girdle with a large old-fashioned clasp.
Saxon kissed the little, red satin Spanish girdle passionately, and wrapped it up in haste, with dewy eyes, abandoning the mystery and godhead of mother and all the strange enigma of living.
It was a great way to see details, down to hairstyles and lipstick colors--even girdles," says Kalfus.
Should football jerseys, pants, and girdles be considered clothing or sporting goods for import tariff purposes?