One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘round his waist was a diamond-studded girdle’
belt, sash, strap, cummerbund, waistband, band, girth, cord, fillet
rare baldric, cincture, ceinture, cestus, cingulum, zone
2‘her stockings were held up by her girdle’
corset, corselet, foundation garment, panty girdle
1‘a formal garden girdled the house’
surround, enclose, encircle, circle, ring, encompass, circumscribe, border, bound, edge, skirt, fringe, form a ring around, form a barrier round
close in, shut in, fence in, wall in, hem in, pen in, pen up, lock in, cut off, confine
gird, engird, compass
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