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schoolgirl complexion

Fresh, glowing, unblemished skin, as in She's fifty but she still has her schoolgirl complexion. This expression, alluding to the beauty of young skin, was invented for an advertising campaign for Palmolive Soap, which ran from about 1923 through the 1930s and claimed to preserve one's schoolgirl complexion.
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Jones and Morus were in charge of a party of 24 schoolgirls aged 10 to 14 on a residential sailing course during half-term holidays.
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SAD FAREWELL: A horsedrawn carriage carrying the body of schoolgirl Tia Sharp.
Prosecutors charged the defendant with molesting the schoolgirl by hugging and kissing her against her will and touching her face.
It is thought Walker, 40, strangled the schoolgirl, then hanged himself in nearby woodland.
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The discovery came after the schoolgirl's family endured a 17-year nightmare, forced to wonder everyday what happened to the schoolgirl.
The schoolgirl, who was in local authority care, disappeared last November during a visit to a supermarket in Haverfordwest.
Even Percy Anderson (Ron Livingston), the teacher she victimizes by falsely accusing him of molestation, actually does have a thing for schoolgirls.
Another schoolgirl died after being shot while sitting at her school desk.
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AN OCCULTIST couple used black magic to terrify an 11-year-old schoolgirl into taking part in depraved sex sessions, a jury heard yesterday.