from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A woman of lax behavior.
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Despite his noble birth, there had always been a hint of the savage about the man, a vaguely uncivilized quality most women, both ladies and lightskirts, seemed to find irresistible.
He watched for his chance, and when a group of their fellow lightskirts descended on Desi and Trana and carried them off to the nearest tavern, the better to "console" them, he used the swirl of girls and the clatter they generated to his advantage.
Ladies to ogle and flirt with as well as lightskirts to bed.
A major reason for consorting with lightskirts was to avoid untidy emotions.
Some great lecher, that he has need of so many lightskirts? "