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  • n. a type of padding sometimes used in clothing to give the wearer the illusion of less sloping shoulders.
  • n. a piece of protective equipment used in American and Canadian football.

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  • n. protective garment consisting of a hard rounded pad worn by football players to protect their shoulders


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  • I brought it to that position just then, pulling my hand up and back like I was going to hitchhike or put my thumb on the low C on the keyboard, and from under the shoulder pad of the blazer that was the only black piece of clothing I was able to come up with in my closet, and that made me look, I thought, like a hostess at a Steak & Brew, came the snap of the noise that always sounds painful to others but never actually hurts me one bit.

    Hoopi Shoopi Donna


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