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"The sleeveless, low-necked silk tunic, girdled at the waist with a cloth-of-gold cincture..."

-A Witch Shall Be Born

cinc·ture.

[ˈsiNG(k)CHər]

NOUN

cinctures (plural noun)

1.a girdle or belt.

2.a ring at either end of a column shaft.

ORIGIN

late 16th cent. (in the sense ‘encircling or enclosure’): from Latin cinctura, from cinct- ‘encircled,’ from the verb cingere.

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