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a richly ornamented garment covering the stomach and chest, worn by both sexes in the 15th and 16th centuries, and later worn under a bodice by women.
a decorative V-shaped panel of stiff material worn over the chest and stomach by men and women in the 16th century, later only by women

(Isa. 3:24), an article of female attire, probably some sort of girdle around the breast.


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