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bra

An undergarment worn around the upper chest, which covers and supports the breasts, worn by females, cross-dressers, transsexuals and others.
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It helps international students and tutors alike, to wear that brassiere with a smile.
Brassiere, originally a Norman word describing a boy's jacket, was supplanted by bra, just as pajamas became pj's.
In a follow-up meeting held in May 1998, Captain Frank Delanghe reported to his fellow members of the Clothe-the-Soldier program that all of the women he had interviewed had voiced their scepticism about a project to design a brassiere for military service.
Concerns regarding the initiation into corsetry persisted into the 1940s, when Corsets & Brassiere advised, "It may take urging to get her into her first girdle, but your efforts will be rewarded as she blossoms into a model customer.
From the consumer perspective, the survey was administered to a random sample of 1600 women, 400 each from the four metropolitan cities, who had purchased brassieres and briefs for themselves in the past 12 months.
Best of Edinburgh: Check out the Prix Fixe 2 course menu at the'Gavlin Brassiere De Luxe'at the Caledonian Waldorf Astoria Hotel for PS16.
Some women maintain that wearing a brassiere while sleeping helps keep their breasts perky, but that's not the case.
Russell Brand, The Journal Tyne Theatre THE Hairspray, lipstick and push-up brassiere count was decidedly above average at The Journal Tyne Theatre last night as Russell Brand landed, cheeky quip first, on Tyneside.
Meanwhile, Benwell Hill have agreed a threeyear sponsorship deal with Brassiere Black Door.
My favourite restaurant has to be Chandlers Grand Brassiere in the Corn Exchange building in Lichfield.
THE first concept of a brassiere - from the old French word "arm protector" - appears in US Vogue.
Mary's brassiere was very lightweight, soft, and separated the breasts naturally.