Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of waist.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • When we stand, we burn more calories, engage more muscle, and can whittle the circumference of our waists from a fat eunuch's to the size of a greyhound's.

    E. Jean Carroll: 25 Things Every Woman Should Know

  • In my room there were oval engravings of the months — ladies haymaking in short waists and large hats tied under the chin, for June; smooth – legged noblemen pointing with cocked – hats to village steeples, for October.

    Bleak House

  • In my room there were oval engravings of the months -- ladies haymaking in short waists and large hats tied under the chin, for June; smooth-legged noblemen pointing with cocked-hats to village steeples, for October.

    Bleak House

  • In my room there were oval engravings of the months -- ladies haymaking in short waists and large hats tied under the chin, for

    Bleak House

  • This season though, Mrs. P sent out any number of stunning, simple '50s-inspired dresses, with intricate breast-enhancing ruffles, wide skirts and high, nipped-in waists.

    The Perfect Dress Is a Loyal Friend

  • And in todays fitness obsessed world, the additional hoop some carry around their waists could be the offset they neeed to lighten the carried load.

    Weight a Minute

  • They are wearing cute J. Crew, but if you look at the runways over the past year, you ` ll see that the models strutted down and they had bold colors and that little sash that was around their waists, which is very, very fashion forward.

    CNN Transcript Jan 21, 2009

  • They were technically unarmed, but the long knives at their waists were a reminder that this was only a technicality.

    Fiddler Fair

  • The belts about their waists were a good twenty inches wide and supported bolstered sidearms, as well as sheathed knives, and various pouches and accou - terments he could not identify.

    Witch World

  • The next was some harmless domestic scene with people in short waists.

    The Invader A Novel

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