corselet

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Synonyms for corselet

a piece of body armor for the trunk

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Imagine to yourself a Don Quixote of eighteen; a Don Quixote without his corselet, without his coat of mail, without his cuisses; a Don Quixote clothed in a wooden doublet, the blue color of which had faded into a nameless shade between lees of wine and a heavenly azure; face long and brown; high cheek bones, a sign of sagacity; the maxillary muscles enormously developed, an infallible sign by which a Gascon may always be detected, even without his cap--and our young man wore a cap set off with a sort of feather; the eye open and intelligent; the nose hooked, but finely chiseled.
Drawn from the superb collections of the Stibbert Museum in Florence, Italy, this extraordinary exhibition reveals the figure of the knight in the Middle Ages and Renaissance through over 80 exquisite objects, including full suits of armor, helmets, corselets, swords, and other weaponry.
[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] The battle where men perish shuddered now with the long Man-tearing spears they held in their hands, their eyes were blinded In the dazzle of the bronze light from the glittering helmets, From the burnished corselets and the shining shields as men came on In confusion.
The aim of this study is to investigate the period, mainly approaching the ethical issue of happiness, but not through the looks of those celebrated male philosophers, but of a person in skirts anal corselets: Emilie du Chatelet (1706-1749).
Their arrows penetrated through shields and corselets) and for the Greeks the "seven days spent in traversing the country of the Carduchians had been one long continuous battle, which had cost them more suffering than the whole of their troubles at the hands of the king and Tissaphernes put together.