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  • noun Plural form of boddice.


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  • Dress all up in 18th-century costumes wif tite boddices and floofy skerts and teh mens can wares teh shiny knee-breeches and everyboddy can wares big floofy powdered wigs achoo! too many powders and has too much face makeups and byooty marks to hide our smallpox scars and carry frilly hankies?

    Yeah, we hooked up! - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • Pretty girls in latticed windows, with red boddices, white sleeves, flowers in their hair -- _legitimate Italian drama_.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3, No. 1 January 1863 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • It was a novel group, the women in black skirts, with square boddices, surmounted by white kerchiefs, with long flowing sleeves of white.

    Scenes in Switzerland

  • They wore the black hoods, laced boddices, long rolls of towering curl and open upper skirts, of Queen

    Love and Life An Old Story in Eighteenth Century Costume

  • And on this day, when Esclairmonde herself had arrayed the fair child in the daintiest of rose-pink boddices edged with swan's-down, the whitest of kirtles, and softest of rosy veils, the flush of anxiety on the pale little face made it so fair to look upon, that as the maiden wistfully asked, 'Think you he will flout me?' it was impossible not to laugh at the very notion.

    The Caged Lion

  • Her nurse brought us peasant dresses, high stiff caps, black boddices, petticoats of many colours, and therein we dressed ourselves, and stole out, ere dawn, to a church, where we knelt till the

    The Caged Lion

  • Here, every one had evidently been washed and combed: the men wore clean shirts and stockings, and the women chemises of snowy whiteness under their gay boddices.

    Northern Travel Summer and Winter Pictures of Sweden, Denmark and Lapland

  • We saw many of the peasants at their stations, in their gay Sunday dresses; the women wore short gowns with laced boddices, of gay colors, and little caps on the top of their heads, with streamers of ribbons three feet long.

    Views a-foot

  • All were in brilliant Sunday costume, the men in blue jackets and knee-breeches, with vests of red or some other brilliant colour, and the women with gay embroidered boddices, white sleeves, and striped petticoats of blue, red, brown, and purple, and scarlet stockings.

    Northern Travel Summer and Winter Pictures of Sweden, Denmark and Lapland

  • The focus is on Napoleonic jackets, Victorian blouses, boddices and shirts as well as a few latter 20th century pieces.

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