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  • She was all charm and smiles, dispensing expensive and unsuitable presents, at least in the opinion of Frank who could not entirely hide a look of dismay when I opened a pink box from a notorious lingerie store in the Eighth to find a minute pink soutien-gorge and panty set that made Lea snigger gleefully, even though she had received the same item in blue, the bra admittedly two sizes larger.

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  • The current French term for brassière is soutien-gorge, literally, “held under the neck” or “throat-support”.

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  • Gorge in soutien-gorge refers to a quite old use of the word, which describes - for a lady - the part of her body beginning at the chin and ending either at the upper part of the breast or at the belly button

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  • Gone went the makeup, gone went the boots with spurs, gone went the soutien-gorge.

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  • If George is the Gorge does that make Rove the soutien-gorge?

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  • Boxer, String, soutien-gorge, et la marque HUSTLER Lingerie Sexy.

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  • A relatively young pair are ` brassiere 'and soutien-gorge \neq\ brassiére.

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  • Rather more commentary had been generated by her pierced nipples, Candy wondering specifically if they wouldn’t be hell on one’s soutien-gorge.

    Dreaming in French

  • Vous conviendrez aisément qu’il est plus élégant de parler d’un soutien-gorge que d’un porte-seins.

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  • Vous conviendrez aisément qu’il est plus élégant de parler d’un soutien-gorge que d’un porte-seins. translation: you understand, it is more elegant to speak of throat support rather then of a breast holder. blueseaurchin |

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  • ’Cause the French wouldn't just call it a brassière, I guess.

    April 19, 2008