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- n. Obsolete form of bodice.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See bodick.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See bodice.
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I had to laugh at your Lady of Hay boddice ripping comment.
Dems film cumpanees mayke lotz of pictures rown heer,Speshully teh olde tyme dramas n boddice ripperz types-Things like Pride and Prejudice etc.
Not one of those rustic wassals of the Ouse of Widdlers, but ad his air curled and his shirt-sheaves tied up with pink ribbing as he led to the macy dance some appy country gal, with a black velvit boddice and a redd or yaller petticoat, a hormylu cross on her neck, and a silver harrow in her air!
Their dress was a very short full petticoat of light green, with a boddice of white silk; the sleeves loose, and tied up at the shoulders with ribbons and bunches of flowers.
Indoors they wear, I am told, a Sudayriyah, or boddice of calico and other stuffs, like the
The boddice was long and close, with a very low tucker.
Lady Castlemain was dressed in white and green, with an open boddice of pink, looped with diamonds.
White shirts in full folds covered neck and bosom, the sleeves hanging from the shoulder in large folds, a boddice of dark blue cloth was laced tightly around their waists, while skirts, generally of dark blue cloth, hung in heavy lines to their ankles.
This may be worn with the ordinary V front, or with the square front boddice we have alluded to.
The women have short blue petticoats, a cherry-coloured boddice, full white sleeves fastened above the elbow, and a muslin kerchief thrown round their necks; while their hair is plaited, and twisted about their heads.