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  • n. An undercurrent


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  • Giving in to the laughter had been a grave mistake, a fact Sharon discovered when she felt the warm sensation of his hand gliding under the material of her blouse and onto her ribcage below the underswell of her breast.

    Western Man

  • His touch was maddeningly light, skimming her ribs, tracing the underswell of her breasts, thumbs buffing her nipples until they were tight and achy.

    Captured by Moonlight

  • That of a large, aggressive foreign power, with a large army and navy, an aggressive merchant marine, and a vast underswell of profit capital.

    The Space Alien Invasion Peril of December, 2007.

  • There's the underswell of racism in America always ripe for the plucking -- that's the bass chord, and it's so simple to play: All you need are a few code words ( "uppity," "sambo," middle name of "Hussein" so no doubt a "secret Muslim," etc.)

    Inside Rove's Diary: The "Magic" of Presidential Street-Fighting

  • And poet Ted Hughes has called his writing less archaic than "" futuristic, '' with its "" weirdly expressive underswell of a musical neargibberish, like a jostling of spirits. ''


  • Her heart did a funny little flip against her rib cage as one hand slid low on her stomach and the other curved to the underswell of her breasts.

    The Second Time

  • His roaming hand cupped itself to the underswell of her breast, his thumb stroking the tip in heady stimulation, her thin blouse holding back none of the delicious sensations.

    The Second Time

  • His hand moved up her waist and cupped the underswell of her breast in the span of his thumb and fingers.

    Separate Cabins

  • His hand roamed across the flatness of her stomach to the underswell of a breast.

    Leftover Love

  • His hand cupped the underswell of a breast and pushed it up to hold it in position while his mouth rolled onto its hard, flesh-brown tip, letting his teeth, tongue, and lips play with it.

    Calder Born, Calder Bred


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