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 for Waist
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Waist \Waist\, n. [OE. wast; originally, growth, akin to AS.
     weaxan to grow; cf. AS. w[ae]stm growth. See Wax to grow.]
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     1. That part of the human body which is immediately below the
        ribs or thorax; the small part of the body between the
        thorax and hips. --Chaucer.
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              I am in the waist two yards about.    --Shak.
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     2. Hence, the middle part of other bodies; especially
        (Naut.), that part of a vessel's deck, bulwarks, etc.,
        which is between the quarter-deck and the forecastle; the
        middle part of the ship.
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     3. A garment, or part of a garment, which covers the body
        from the neck or shoulders to the waist line.
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     4. A girdle or belt for the waist. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     Waist anchor. See Sheet anchor, 1, in the Vocabulary.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips [syn:
           waist, waistline]
      2: the narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide
         part of the sole [syn: shank, waist]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  26 Moby Thesaurus words for "waist":
     blouse, bodice, center, core, corsage, diameter, diaphragm, dickey,
     equator, heart, interior, kernel, linen, mean, median, middle,
     midmost, midriff, midst, nucleus, shift, shirt, thick,
     thick of things, waistline, zone

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