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- n. A human body shape resembling an hourglass, i.e. with a very narrow waist and wide bust and hips.
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It stopped, and she drew the curtains and handed out the Maharani Jeendan: she was all in shimmering white, and although she wore a gauzy purdah veil I believe I'd have recognised that hourglass figure anywhere.