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IN THE old smoking rooms of our pubs and clubs, whenever mention was made of a rattling good yarn, his name loomed into view amid the thundering of hooves and the flashing of sabres, followed by some supping and the leisurely unlacing of a lady's corset.
It is too soon to know for sure--her career has hardly begun--but an early conclusion might be that she is unlacing the traditional principles of morality.
Grinding the hero into the ropes, he begins unlacing his opponent's mask, threatening to reveal his true identity before the crowd.
Witness (Paramount): Kelly McGillis unlacing her prim Amish uniform has fueled many a lesbian fantasy.
Instead, he sat on a log fifteen feet away, directly faced us, silently and slowly unlacing his high black boots.
She thought they were just friends until, one day, she was unlacing her Roman sandals when Tom tenderly stopped her and, bending down on his knees, slowly untied them.
Now the trembling hands again, the half-opened mouths and the tongues, the clumsy movements don't matter, the unlacing and turning up, nor the extrication from sleeves, nor the perspiration.
Bolstered by a host of experts in the arts and sciences, Steele attempts to separate fact from fiction, in effect unlacing the pretty lies that surround this famed, framing garment.
At first, he says, "Misha would start doing something like unbuttoning the shirt or unlacing the shoe and forget that he was supposed to arrest the motion.
I must spend up to an hour every day lacing and unlacing gardening boots so, for less than a tenner, they would revolutionise my life.
But when Williams explains that his poetic practice is informed by prosodic adjustments, for example, the transformation of the five-line stanza "My shoes as I lean / unlacing them / stand out upon / flat worsted flowers / under my feet" to a four-line stanza by eliminating the last line ("See how much better it conforms to the page, how much better it looks?
He turned away from the mirror and sat down on the edge of the bathtub, began unlacing his shoes" (248).