from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. to bind tightly with a girdle; to support and strengthen, as with a girdle.


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  • Slawkenbergius, any thing — or rather what was what — and could perceive that the point of long noses had been too loosely handled by all who had gone before; — have I Slawkenbergius, felt a strong impulse, with a mighty and unresistible call within me, to gird up myself to this undertaking.

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman


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