Cabbage - [kab-ij] Chiefly British 1. a. cloth scraps that remain after a garment has been cut from a fabric and that by custom the tailor may claim. 2. slang - verb. To steal; pilfer: He cabbaged whole yards of cloth.

Cove - (kəʊv) Brit, Austral 1. old-fashioned , slang - a fellow; chap.

Cabbaging Cove: A scoundrel keen on pilfering [from the annals of not-so-distant history]!

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Posts tagged corset
  1. The Proper Method of Lacing and Adjusting Corsets.
[Source: W.B. Corsets, 1895]

    The Proper Method of Lacing and Adjusting Corsets.

    [Source: W.B. Corsets, 1895]

  2. ornamentedbeing:

    “In 1903 The San Francisco Call brought a whole page article about ‘Anna Held and her Sadie Girls,’ a copy of which is provided by the Library of Congress.  The two images in the article offer front and back views of the lovely tiny-waisted ladies, and below is another I found (Click to enlarge).”

  3. "French Brains and French Fingers"
I’m afraid that these corsets are made of human body parts. :[

    "French Brains and French Fingers"

    I’m afraid that these corsets are made of human body parts. :[

  4. retrogasm:

Oh baby I want to sit with you in the Balcony whispering all the things I will do to you when we get home and unstrap that corset…

    retrogasm:

    Oh baby I want to sit with you in the Balcony whispering all the things I will do to you when we get home and unstrap that corset…

  5. "See how I bend!"
From Leslie’s Directory of Perth and Perthshire for 1907-1908

    "See how I bend!"

    From Leslie’s Directory of Perth and Perthshire for 1907-1908

  6. lostsplendor:

The Abdominal Corset,c . 1899.  Source: NYPL

    lostsplendor:

    The Abdominal Corset,c . 1899.  Source: NYPL

    (via my-ear-trumpet)

  7. victoriasrustyknickers:

‘Conceal Your Corpulency’ Advert for C. Y. C. Corsets published in Newark, New Jersey - 1904

    victoriasrustyknickers:

    ‘Conceal Your Corpulency’ Advert for C. Y. C. Corsets published in Newark, New Jersey - 1904

    (via my-ear-trumpet)

  8. I only regret that I don’t have the cultural reference for the burlesque dancer sitting on a stove-wagon being pulled by un-cooked lobsters.
1899 poster advertising The High Rollers Extravaganza Co.

    I only regret that I don’t have the cultural reference for the burlesque dancer sitting on a stove-wagon being pulled by un-cooked lobsters.

    1899 poster advertising The High Rollers Extravaganza Co.

  9. ornamentedbeing:

Corset ShopA corset shop in Paris, early 1900s, Eugene Atget. Source: University of Virginia Art Museum, Gift of Derwood S. Chase, Jr.

    ornamentedbeing:

    Corset Shop
    A corset shop in Paris, early 1900s, Eugene Atget. Source: University of Virginia Art Museum, Gift of Derwood S. Chase, Jr.

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