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  • n. Plural form of girdle.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of girdle.


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  • Kusaiean village of Utwe, a collection of about twenty handsomely built houses, and all day long the pale olive-faced Kusaiean men and women would sit gazing in wondering fear at the fierce Pleasant Island women, who, clothed in short girdles of grass called "aireere," sang a savage chant as they husked the nuts.

    Concerning "Bully" Hayes From "The Strange Adventure Of James Shervinton and Other Stories" - 1902

  • In the Biblical narrative, after Adam and Eve had eaten the forbidden fruit, "the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves aprons," or, as the Revised Version expresses it, "girdles".

    The Evolution of the Dragon

  • If you haven't noticed, and, my god, if you haven't noticed you really haven't watched basketball in awhile, players are wearing "girdles" or compression shorts and other assorted padding to minimize the damage caused by stray elbows and the pounding taken under the basket.

    Cleveland Scene

  • To shield themselves from one another's gaze they fashion "girdles" for themselves from "fig leaves" (Hebrew: te'enah

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • It was much used in forming articles of clothing such as girdles, also cords and bands (Lev.

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • My and my husband's grandmothers, born in the late 1800's and early 1900's, always wore a housedress (they didn't always bother to wear stockings and girdles at home, but put them on if company came over or if they went out), with an apron, and their hair was "done" -- usually short and curly, but "done."

    The Colorful Garments Painted by Eugene de Blaas (1815-1894)

  • As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk the Law runneth forward and back --

    Why Life is Now More Complicated

  • A quick search of her closet would result in the discovery of a pair of girdles in a box.


  • I remember thinking that she probably had to squeeze into several girdles to look that thin.

    Roseanne Archy

  • But for those who missed it all, I can tell you that the stewardesses were very hard-bodied, their girdles twanged satisfactorily when tweaked by hard-bodied men and they did have a lot of sex in exotic locations.

    TV review: Garrow's Law; Come Fly With Me - the Story of Pan Am


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