corsage

Part of speech: noun

The bodice or waist of a woman's dress.

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Usage examples "corsage":

  1. She raised her head and fumbled in her corsage with shaking fingers, and drew from her bosom a packet of papers. - "The Maids of Paradise", Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers.
  2. It would be done too soon; but he might come in early; and, O dear, they hadn't thought,- there was that puffing to put round the corsage, bertha- wise, with the blonde edging. - "The Other Girls", Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney.
  3. So innocent and ridiculous the grass looked as it made its first tentative thrust at the urban nerves; the green blades sloped forward like some prettily arranged but unimaginative corsage upon the concrete bosom of the street. - "Greener Than You Think", Ward Moore.