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Rfv-sense: A brooch, often in three parts, worn over the stomach or chest in the seventeenth and eighteenth century. Ƿidsiþ 11:56, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

Added three. Any good? Equinox 13:39, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
Unbelievable, figuratively speaking. The cites look good. DCDuring TALK 17:58, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
Well...yes and no. The first one ("stomacher brooch") looks more like sense 2, and I wonder if the solution is really to combine the two senses and stress the often-bejewelled nature of the garment in question, since it seems to me there is not a clear dividing-line between them in the citations. I'll think about it before I close this however. Ƿidsiþ 08:44, 7 June 2012 (UTC)


I think Widsith's proposed merge of the senses is the best way forward, given how hard citations are to come by. - -sche (discuss) 18:42, 13 October 2012 (UTC)
Combined. - -sche (discuss) 01:36, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

Stomacher product[edit]

Just a note: there's also a commercial device called a Seward Stomacher® used to simulate digestion processes, etc. Heard about it from a friend who works in a food-testing lab. I am not aware of any generic usage of the term. Equinox 22:17, 1 April 2015 (UTC)