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frottage

 [frŏ-tazh´]
1. a rubbing movement in massage.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

frot·tage

(frō-tahzh'),
1. The rubbing movement in massage.
2. Production of sexual excitement by rubbing against someone.
[F. a rubbing]
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frottage

(frô-täzh′)
n.
a. The act of rubbing against or touching the body of an unsuspecting person, as in a crowd, to attain sexual gratification.
b. The act of consensual rubbing between two or more people, either clothed or unclothed, to attain sexual gratification.
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frot·tage

(frŏ-tahzh')
1. The rubbing movement in massage.
2. Synonym(s): frotteurism.
[F. a rubbing]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

frottage

A male activity in which the unexposed genitals are rubbed against the buttocks or thighs of another person, usually a female stranger, for purposes of sexual gratification. Frottage is engaged in in densely packed crowds, as in rush hour trains. Most frotteurs are sexually or socially inadequate people who cannot achieve a more satisfactory outlet for their desires.
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The current exhibit presents 22 rare works by Styrsky that cover his entire range, including collages, drawings, frottages, photographs, and illustrated books.
The pace of this novella is quicker and jerkier than Frottage, which emphasizes the dire necessity for the characters to escape the lives they have created.
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Either way, the sensual characteristic of musical language appears dominant: representational, it is mimetic; liberated, it is a kind of automimetic frottage.
And what pubescent girl hasn't made out with and engaged in a little friendly frottage with another girl under the pretense of practicing for boys.
Por otro lado, se trata de una centralidad dialogante; de ahi que la tecnica del frottage sea mas que un tecnicismo, pues agencia el dialogo entre el artista y el modelo a traves del tacto, sentido que en la pintura de Roche, como ha senalado del Conde, desempena funciones de ojo (20-1).
Also from 1939, there is a little frottage with pencil and gouache on gray paper which is called "Apatrides." It portrays unforgettably, but without forced pathos, the plight of those who were threatened by the outbreak of World War II and had lost their nationhood.
Using sketchbooks in my classes can mean collecting cool magazine images, doing frottage rubbings, sketching, of designing.