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  • All the while the physician is silent concerning the glove-fitting, steel-clasped corset, the heavy, dragging skirts, the bands engirding the body, the pinching, deforming boot, and the ruinous social dissipation of fashionable society.

    The Arena Volume 4, No. 22, September, 1891

  • She met him at the point where the last tree of the engirding avenue flanked the last house in the street.

    The Mayor of Casterbridge


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