waist


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the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips

the narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide part of the sole

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Ere long this dampness became water, and that water gained so rapidly that it had soon mounted to Joe's waist.
Phoebus," continued the Bohemian, gently releasing her waist from the captain's tenacious hands, "You are good, you are generous, you are handsome; you saved me, me who am only a poor child lost in Bohemia.
Philip put his arm round her waist and kissed her lips.
I have the pleasure of being already acquainted, if the countess remembers me," said Prince Andrew with a low and courteous bow quite belying Peronskaya's remarks about his rudeness, and approaching Natasha he held out his arm to grasp her waist before he had completed his invitation.
All had green waists, representing the Emerald City they intended to conquer, and the top button on each waist indicated by its color which country the wearer came from.
His thumbs, tucked in his belt in lazy support of the weight of his arms, touched the belt which held the jewel pouch about his waist.
Around his waist he buckled the saber belt but beneath the tunic he retained the hunting knife of his dead father.
There now,' he said addressing himself no longer to the cook but the girdle, as he tucked the ends in at the waist, 'now you won't come undone
Besides sawing wood and turning his lathe and grindstone, Daylight connected the power with the churn; but his great triumph was when he put his arm around Dede's waist and led her out to inspect a washing-machine, run by the Pelton wheel, which really worked and really washed clothes.
One of his arms is even long enough to embrace the circumference of Miss Plym--while the other clasps the rigid silken waist of Francine.
The idea of cramping a tender little waist in a stiff band of leather and steel just when it ought to be growing," said Dr.
Horse after horse was slung by main force up from the barges, and after kicking and plunging in empty air was dropped into the deep waist of the yellow cog, where rows of stalls stood ready for their safe keeping.
There's enough material in those sleeves alone to make a waist, I declare there is.
She ran at once behind the Nome King, who was still trying to free his eyes from the egg, and in a twinkling she had unbuckled his splendid jeweled belt and carried it away with her to her place beside the Tiger and Lion, where, because she did not know what else to do with it, she fastened it around her own slim waist.
Seeders had finished his weakfish he got up, put his arm around Tildy's waist, kissed her loudly and impudently, walked out upon the street, snapped his fingers in the direction of the laundry, and hied himself to play pennies in the slot machines at the Amusement Arcade.