from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
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With all that noise over my head, I wouldn't know a Dutch neck from a placket-hole.
Other People's Business The Romantic Career of the Practical Miss Dale
Repeated rings at the bell at last brought out the woman in charge, her arms covered with soap-suds, and gown drawn through a placket-hole.
The open placket-hole and sagging waist-band, sketched in No. 45, is an all too familiar sight that advertises the fact that too few women take even a cursory look at their backs.
She is now too much absorbed in the war to waste time at her dressmakers or even to care whether her placket-hole is open or not.
It would save us hours of anxiety could we look beyond her smiling face to her tail peeping out saucily from a placket-hole.
It is now quite six inches off the ground, and instead of fastening it I have to pin the placket-hole, and then it falls nearly right ....
One was fastened, as usual, round the waist; the masked head was passed through the placket-hole of the other.
Karikatur_, Fig. 92), represents an elegant young lady in a rococo garden-bower; she has been reading a book she has now just dropped, together with her sunshade; she leans languorously back, and her hand begins to find its way through her placket-hole.
Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 The Evolution of Modesty; The Phenomena of Sexual Periodicity; Auto-Erotism
When Janice returned she caught up a loose lock of hair, and put the placket-hole of her skirt square in the middle of Aunt Mary’s back, and dared go no further.
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