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braless adjective

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The arrest report says of the $379.63 stolen from Vero Beach's Sunshine Laundry Service location on Sixth Avenue on Wednesday night, $95 of it was found in Belanger's bra. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "She told police she broke into the laundromat because she wanted to get clean," 14 May 2018 The notice also warns MRI patients to beware of metal buttons in some boxer shorts and metal stays in bras. Don Sweeney, sacbee, "Getting an MRI? Ditch the yoga pants, hospitals warn | The Sacramento Bee," 10 May 2018 While most sleep masks are essentially eye-bras, the MMB cradles your entire head, smooth and unstructured. Rachel Sugar, Bon Appetit, "I Went on a Crazy Expensive Quest for the Best Sleep of My Life," 9 Jan. 2018 Even more fascinating, the researcher reportedly found that a man attempting to remove a bra with his mouth burns as many as 80 calories. Sarah Jio, Woman's Day, "8 Sexy Ways to Burn Calories," 26 May 2016 Prior to the program, screenings and spa services will be offered beginning at 4 p.m., including chair massages, mini express manicures/hand massages, bone density screenings, personal trainer consultations and bra fittings. Staff Report, Post-Tribune, "Community news," 3 July 2018 The Swallow’s Inn, a landmark country western bar in downtown San Juan Capistrano with a wild reputation and an eclectic, bra-inclusive decor, closed for several hours Friday so staff could attend his funeral Mass at Mission Basilica. Meghann M. Cuniff,, "San Juan Capistrano mourns Steve Nordeck, 76, proprietor of Swallow’s Inn and El Adobe," 30 June 2018 The Los Angeles–based collection of direct-to-consumer, logoed utility shirts, bra tops, and embellished tees, among other pieces, was founded last year in L.A. by Madisen Sowers and Sydney Levy. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Meet the Designer Behind Très Rasché, a New Streetwear Brand for Girls Who Are Sick of Being the Token Tomboys," 3 July 2018 The South African wore unbuttoned, ripped denim jeans, and a white crocheted bra top, showing off her bump. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Candice Swanepoel Welcomes Her Second Child," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of bra

1933, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bra was in 1933

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English Language Learners Definition of bra

: a piece of clothing that is worn by women under other clothes to cover and support the breasts


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Kids Definition of bra

: a woman's undergarment for breast support

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