Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. gurdel, girdel, AS. gyrdel, fr. gyrdan,; akin to D. gordel, G. gürtel, Icel. gyrill,. See Gird (v. t.), to encircle, and cf. Girth (n.)
Sometimes cions are used to bridge a girdle.
"The Apple-Tree" by L. H. Bailey
What ye win at that ye may lick aff a het girdle.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Now in the contest, still unseen, Siegfried had taken from the Queen her ring and her favourite girdle.
"Stories of Siegfried" by Mary MacGregor
Then he took a small box from his girdle and opened it: it was filled with grains of millet.
"Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers" by Various
She wore it hanging to her girdle, and it was quite by a miracle it had not run into her when she fell.
"Werwolves" by Elliott O'Donnell
And what those two malicious youths did was to take their jack-knives and girdle that Wild Rose Sweeting tree close to the ground.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
Placing one hand to his mouth he quickly extracted his teeth and put them in his girdle.
"The Dead Command" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Ploughmen were to wear a blanket and a linen girdle.
"Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 3, May 1906" by Various
It was fastened with clasps over both shoulders, and shortened as far as the knees by means of pulling it through the girdle.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
Frequently on an unpolished girdle of real gem material the file will leave a streak of steel.
"A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public" by Frank Bertram Wade
He tells you when you've got on
too much lipstick
And helps you with your girdle
when your hips stick.
"The Perfect Husband" by Ogden Nash
The king he sent for robes of green,
An girdles o shinning gold;
He gart the ladies be arrayd
Most comely to behold.
"Rose The Red And White Lily" by Andrew Lang
Thy girdle of gold so red,
With pearles bedecked sumptuously;
The like no other lasses had,
And yet thou wouldst not love me
"Greensleeves" by Anonymous British
And she pauses for an instant;
But his arms have scarcely slid
Round her waist in cestian girdles,
And his low voluptuous lid
"Daphne" by George Meredith
Earth was full of mad unrest,
While red Bacchus held his state;
And her brown vine-girdl'd breast
Shook to his wild joy and hate.
"The Helot" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
Red roses are at her feet,
(Roses are red in her red-gold hair)
And O where her bosom and girdle meet
Red roses are hidden there.
"The Dole Of The King's Daughter (Breton)" by Oscar Wilde
Scientists call the virus that causes the disease varicella-zoster -- varicella the Latin word for little pox, zoster the Greek word for girdle.
After three decades of round-the-world voyaging, former shipmates of a globe-girdling Bowman 57 gather at a Minnesota reunion.
Brides-to-be come for strapless versions, girdles, or corsets , while others order brightly colored, elaborately designed custom-made corsets to use as tops or lingerie.
In the early 1940s, Hickory girdles , above, were advertised as "the foundation of loveliness.".
But for men to wear girdles actually isn't a new phenomenon.
"Lots of women wear girdles ," he observes.
The faja, used by liposuction patients, is making a comeback as a girdle popular among women who want hourglass figures.
2111 Girdle Road (across from the High School), Elma, NY 14059.
Iroquois Central High School front parking lot, 211 Girdle Rd.
Out of a fear of typhoons and tsunamis, and an element of man-against-nature hubris, it has sealed much of its coastline in a girdle of concrete.
Man arrested in Mexico carrying 18 monkeys in his girdle.
Women have been wearing them for years, but fellas, get ready now there's a girdle, for you.
Asda, Britain's answer to Wal-Mart, is now selling the male equivalent of popular girdle brand Spanx (jokingly called Manx) for about ten bucks an undie.
149 Girdle Ridge Road Katonah, NY 10506.
If you could put an absolute halo of safety -- perhaps a girdle of indestructibility.
The current gives rise to a ring-like ﬂux of the ﬁeld strength Fij = ∂iVj − ∂j Vi which takes the shape of a girdle encircling the bubble intersection region.
Magnetic Fields from Bubble Collisions - A Progress Report