girdlestead

Girdlestead

Gir"dle*stead\, n. [Girdle + stead place.]

1. That part of the body where the girdle is worn. [Obs.]

Sheathed, beneath his girdlestead. --Chapman.

2. The lap. [R.]

There fell a flower into her girdlestead. --Swinburne.
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