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cross-dress

To dress in clothing worn by members of the opposite sex.
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(While Horak provides scant discussion of cross-dressed male performers, she maintains that those roles were limited to comedy.
In highlighting the collection's multiple returns to various texts and themes, I mean to call attention to the way this book not only analyzes but also performs repetition, crossing, and unsettling of categories--practices that are read throughout as emblematic of the cross-dressed Caribbean.
Also cross-dressed is "page-boy" Leonie in Heyer's These Old Shades, rescued by the enigmatic Duke of Avon and kept disguised, both for her protection and his revenge on an old enemy.
Howard discusses the increasingly harsh treatment of cross-dressed women by the law in 'Crossdressing', 424.
Urania is informed by the romance and novella tradition of Boccaccio--most clearly his Fiarnetta (although unlike the beautiful and married Fiametta, Urania is never seduced) and Filocolo, a key text for its peregrinating protagonist as well as for the questioni d'amore that are a clear model for the cross-dressed Urania's crossexamination in the forest.
Some women reported that the husband's behaviour while cross-dressed was particularly gentle, kind and helpful which, for some, made it easier to bear.
According to records, an Emirati policeman had claimed that he caught the suspect, M.F., cross-dressed in women's underwear in Dubai International City.
He wore panties and nylons under his uniform and, once he rose in rank, cross-dressed in the privacy of his own room.
Jonson creates a powerful, artistically generative woman with Bartholomew Fair's Ursula (a kind of "cross-dressed male-female Falstaff compounded with a feminized version of Jonson himself" [157]), and yet Ursula's status as mythic androgyne is also compromised by Jonson's emphasis on her unattractiveness to men.
By alluding to a cross-dressed woman as "My Elvis," Kass' Triple Silver Yentl makes lesbian desire an integral part of a Jewish female narrative.
She also acknowledges that aspects of dress often become emblematic of political positions and that historically, sometimes the politics followed the fashion, and sometimes the fashion followed the politics." But in keeping with her major premise, her far more express concern is with seeing beyond any of the agendas, political or otherwise, that an outsider might bring to a cross-dressed situation.
The suspect claimed [in his civil lawsuit] that when he took snapshots of the 22-year-old cross-dressed, he was unaware that the latter will post them on internet.