Girdle vs Zoneless - What's the difference?
As a noun girdle
is that which girds, encircles, or encloses; a circumference.
As a verb girdle
is to gird, encircle, or constrain by such means.
As an adjective zoneless is
without zones; unzoned.
That which girds, encircles, or encloses; a circumference
A belt or elasticated corset; especially, a belt, sash, or article of dress encircling the body usually at the waist, often used to support stockings or hosiery.
* Bible, Revelations xv. 6
- within the girdle of these walls
The zodiac; also, the equator.
- their breasts girded with golden girdles
- that gems the starry girdle of the year
- from the world's girdle to the frozen pole
The line of greatest circumference of a diamond, at which it is grasped by the setting.
- (Francis Bacon)
(mining) A thin bed or stratum of stone.
The clitellum of an earthworm.
(Scottish, Northern English)
To gird, encircle, or constrain by such means.
To kill or stunt a tree by removing or inverting a ring of bark.
Without zones; unzoned.
(literary, archaic) Without a belt or girdle.
- That reeling Goddess with the zoneless waist — Cowper.