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Stomacher meaning

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  1. She wears a small, well- starched ruff, a laced stomacher, full petticoats, and a gown festooned and open in front, which, on particular occasions, is of ancient silk, the legacy of some former dame of the family, or an inheritance from her mother, who was housekeeper before her. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. And it shall come to pass that instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well set hair, baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  3. Little Red Riding- Hood did not think it good form to go to bed so very, very late in the morning, but as she expected to inherit her grandmother's millions she obediently took off her gold- flowered frock, and her pretty silk petticoat, and her dear little diamond stomacher, and got into bed, where, amazed at the change for the better in her grandmother's appearance, she said to her: " Grandmother, how thin your arms have got!" - "The So-called Human Race", Bert Leston Taylor.
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