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apron

(ā′prŏn) [Fr. naperon, cloth]
1. An outer garment covering the front of the body for protection of clothing during surgery or certain nursing procedures.
2. Part of the body resembling an apron, e.g., redundant skin and underlying adipose tissue of the lower abdomen.

lead apron

An apron that contains lead or equivalent material and is sufficiently pliable to wear as protection from ionizing radiation. It is used to shield patients and personnel during radiological procedures.
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"I'll arrange it," and she rushed forward so that the maids who were tacking up her skirt could not move fast enough and a piece of gauze was torn off.
A whole fortnight of fun will be regularly splendid," replied Jo, looking like a windmill as she folded skirts with her long arms.
Feeling almost happy again, she laid by a few ferns and roses for herself, and quickly made up the rest in dainty bouquets for the breasts, hair, or skirts of her friends, offering them so prettily that Clara, the elder sister, told her she was `the sweetest little thing she ever saw', and they looked quite charmed with her small attention.
As Meg went rustling after, with her long skirts trailing, her earrings tinkling, her curls waving, and her heart beating, she felt as if her fun had really begun at last, for the mirror had plainly told her that she was `a little beauty'.
Hunt pursued his course along the skirts of the mountain, in a southern direction, seeking for some practicable defile by which he might pass through it; none such presented, however, in the course of fifteen miles, and he encamped on a small stream, still on the outskirts.
Hunt gave up the attempt to penetrate in this direction, and, returning to the little stream on the skirts of the mountain, pitched his tents within six miles of his encampment of the preceding night.
As well as she could she lifted her skirts at the crossings.
In her evasiveness she paused again, and the younger children had by this time crept to the door, where, pulling at his mother's skirts, the youngest murmured
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CHARLIE CHECK WRAP SKIRT: If you're looking for an item that ensures you ooze style and sophistication in the office, then this skirt is for you.
From minis to maxis and every hemline in-between, a stylish skirt is the perfect way to update your summer wardrobe, writes amber graafland V by Very chain print pleated skirt PS35, Merci Baroque T-Shirt PS9.57, very.co.uk Wrap skirt PS75, top, PS40, shoes, PS100, all French Connection (french connection.com) * Prices correct at time of going to print.
While pristine pleats remain popular, the button-through midi and wrap skirt are two other styles to look out for.