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sultry

adjective A poetic (i.e., non-medical) term referring to a person, usually female, who is characterised by intense sexuality or who evokes intense sexual arousal in others.
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It was sultry and oppressive, reminding me of what the old Californians term "earthquake weather.
The heat had been painfully oppressive all day, and it was now a close and sultry night.
As she repeated the words for the third time, she came close to me and laid her hand, with a sudden gentle stealthiness, on my bosom-- a thin hand; a cold hand (when I removed it with mine) even on that sultry night.
I would paint her the life and joy of the fire-side circle and the lively summer group; I would follow her through the sultry fields at noon, and hear the low tones of her sweet voice in the moonlit evening walk; I would watch her in all her goodness and charity abroad, and the smiling untiring discharge of domestic duties at home; I would paint her and her dead sister's child happy in their love for one another, and passing whole hours together in picturing the friends whom they had so sadly lost; I would summon before me, once again, those joyous little faces that clustered round her knee, and listen to their merry prattle; I would recall the tones of that clear laugh, and conjure up the sympathising tear that glistened in the soft blue eye.
And here Mr Codlin's false position in society and the effect it wrought upon his wounded spirit, were strongly illustrated; for whereas he had been last night accosted by Mr Punch as 'master,' and had by inference left the audience to understand that he maintained that individual for his own luxurious entertainment and delight, here he was, now, painfully walking beneath the burden of that same Punch's temple, and bearing it bodily upon his shoulders on a sultry day and along a dusty road.
X FACTOR judge Rita Ora channels Hitchcock blonde Grace Kelly in a sultry shoot.
Abbey Clancy is helping to target breast cancer, by striking a sultry pose in a new campaign.
com)-- Sultry Kouture is taking their F/W 2014 collection on the road and the first stop is in Los Angeles, CA as a featured designer for Facet Fashion Week November 15, 2014.
The sultry romantic number, Meherbaan, is just the cherry on top of a delicious cake.
So the sultry singer decided to wear a hybrid of the two, exposing just one toned leg.
Packed with songs that showcase Sanborn's trademark velvet voice and sultry style, Fantasia spotlights the many moods of Latin Jazz, from upbeat, bouncy tunes to romantic ballads.
Opens Friday THE STARS Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan THE VERDICT As mother and daughter vampires, Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan are a good blend of vampy sexuality (provided by Arterton, sporting sultry gear) and haunted youth.