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"Like the lover's pinch, which hurts and is desired."--Antony and Cleopatra (1623) by Shakespeare

Image:Gabrielle d'Estrées et une de ses soeurs.jpg
Gabrielle d'Estrées et une de ses soeurs by an unknown artist of the School of Fontainebleau, painted in 1594
The presumed subject of the painting Gabrielle d'Estrées et une de ses soeurs by an unknown artist (c.1594), is Gabrielle d'Estrées, mistress of King Henry IV of France. In the painting, Gabrielle sits up nude in a bath, holding (assumedly) Henry's coronation ring, whilst her sister sits nude beside her and pinches her right nipple.

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  1. The action of squeezing a small amount of a person's skin and flesh, making it hurt.
  2. A small amount of powder or granules, such that the amount could be held between fingertip and thumb tip.
  3. An awkward situation of some kind (especially money or social) which is difficult to escape.
  4. An organic herbal smoke additive.

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