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  • n  an undergarment worn by women to support their breasts

  • In San Antonio, Jail Matron Mamie Lyons frisked a new arrival, shook a pet tarantula out of her brassiere.
  • She offered to give them her brassiere, but they had to first check with an imam whether Islam allowed a man to touch a woman's underclothes.
  • The brassiere end of the business quickly eclipsed the dresses.
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  • Famed Milwaukee tavern rehangs bras on ceiling
    By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Standing on a foot ladder, Jeff Scanell bent down, pinched his girlfriend's red lace brassiere between his thumb and index finger and gently lifted it out of the front of her shirt as a cowbell wildly rang and a raucous crowd roared. The 37-year-old Milwaukee tool and die worker then reached above and added the undergarment to the dangling array of ...
    June 15, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

  • Helen Caldicott in
    Where in Victorian times, clotheslines were ubiquitous,says Dr. Helen Caldicott, a founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility, "Mrs. Brown's brassiere blowing in the breeze has apparently become scandalizing to some modern Americans....
  • Peggy Gilbert in Los Angeles Times
    These measures are only effective if we happen to guess what the next terrorists are planning. If we concentrate airport security on screening shoes and confiscating liquids, and the terrorists hide explosives in their brassiere and use solids,... Bruce Schneier Globe and Mail Dec 28, 2009 12368 16984 brassiere In response, an irate Gilbert wrote an article chronicling the discrimination female musicians faced, only to be embarrassed when her article was published under the headline How Can You Blow a Horn With a Brassiere?"

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