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  • n. A form of fringed sash or cravat worn by gentlemen

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fringed sash worn by gentlemen in the seventeenth century.
  • n. A lace cravat.


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  • Montana, and a _burdash_ ( "half-man, half-woman") by the Washington

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 Sexual Inversion

  • Lastly came leaping upon us a burdash, in a rough mantle stuck with myrtle, girt about him; and one while almost ground our hipps to powder with his bobbing at us, and other while slobber'd us with his nasty kisses; till Quartilla, holding her staff of office in her hand, discharg'd us of the service; but not without having first taken an oath of us, that so dreadful a secret should go no further than our selves.

    The Satyricon of Petronius Arbiter


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