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  • She remembered back to her mother's tales, and to the wood engraving in her scrapbook where her half-clad forebears, sword in hand, leaped from their lean beaked boats to do battle on the blood-drenched sands of England.

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  • Large crowds of mourners gathered on the palace grounds and “made the place a pandemonium every night with their howlings and wailings, beating of tom-toms and dancing of the at other times forbidden hula-hula by half-clad maidens to the music of songs of questionable decency chanted in honor of the deceased.”

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

  • Yes, there was a sea creature that could be ridden, but there was something about the half-clad woman in that pose that really rubbed readers up the wrong way.

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  • Glossy magazines flaunt actresses 'and models' rounded, half-clad bellies on their covers.

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  • They loll about, while their vehicle, truck or jeep, is hosed and scrubbed clean on the front driveway by yelping, half-clad boys.

    GIRL BY THE ROAD AT NIGHT

  • They loll about, while their vehicle, truck or jeep, is hosed and scrubbed clean on the front driveway by yelping, half-clad boys.

    GIRL BY THE ROAD AT NIGHT

  • She could recently be found in a high-street newsagent, armed with Post-it notes to stick on the half-clad women in men's magazines, inscribed with the words "What if she was your daughter?"

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  • Yes, there was a sea creature that could be ridden, but there was something about the half-clad woman in that pose that really rubbed readers up the wrong way.

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  • Large crowds of mourners gathered on the palace grounds and “made the place a pandemonium every night with their howlings and wailings, beating of tom-toms and dancing of the at other times forbidden hula-hula by half-clad maidens to the music of songs of questionable decency chanted in honor of the deceased.”

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

  • They loll about, while their vehicle, truck or jeep, is hosed and scrubbed clean on the front driveway by yelping, half-clad boys.

    GIRL BY THE ROAD AT NIGHT

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