corslet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n corslet a piece of body armor for the trunk; usually consists of a breastplate and back piece
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Corslet A corselet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • corslet See corselet.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Corslet kors′let a cuirass, formerly the usual body-covering of pikemen, chiefly of leather, and pistol-proof
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. corselet, dim. of O. Fr. cors—L. corpus, the body.

Usage

In literature:

Ivanhoe, as thou well knowest, is unable to bear his corslet, and Richard is in a foreign prison.
"Ivanhoe A Romance" by Walter Scott
The helm was removed, the surcoat was stripped, and the steel corslet beneath it.
"The Path of the King" by John Buchan
Doors opened silently as we passed, and grim fellows, in corslets and padded coats, peered out.
"The House of the Wolf" by Stanley Weyman
On the head there is the helmet, the back is shielded by a corslet, and even the limbs are covered with greaves.
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
On the head there is the helmet, the back is shielded by a corslet, and even the limbs are covered with greaves.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Between every joint of their corslets the blood ran down in streams, but the sight only infuriated them the more.
"Cornwall's Wonderland" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
With delicate care he cuts through the iron and lightly removes the corslet.
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
For protection there were corslets, muskets, swords, lead and powder.
"Domestic Life in Virginia in the Seventeenth Century" by Annie Lash Jester
The use of a species of corslet, (plastron,) to prevent future pressure on the abdomen.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
Herodotus also mentions a corslet of a similar texture.
"The Ladies' Work-Table Book" by Anonymous
She accordingly furnished, from her own private treasures, a helmet, a corslet, and arm-pieces of gold.
"Cyrus the Great" by Jacob Abbott
The linen corslets of the Egyptian soldiery at a later time were famous, and were adopted by the Persian army.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
Beowulf proceeds to the mere, and, armed with sword and corslet, plunges into the water.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6" by Various
Ten thousand corsletted warriors rode with uplifted lances before him, and drew up in two lines before the gate.
"Fairy Tales From all Nations" by Anthony R. Montalba
There was a jewel mocked one of the bony fingers; and a corslet of mail enclosed the trunk.
"Tales from Blackwood" by Various
Take off his corslet, Pierre.
"Corse de Leon, Volume I (of 2)" by G. P. R. James
The points of their lances and arrows and their axes are made of copper, as also are the corslets of the horses.
"The History of Antiquity" by Max Duncker
A moment breathed his panting steed; Drew saddle-girth and corslet-band.
"In the Saddle" by Various
I ran him through and found a Giaour corslet under his jacket.
"The Captain of the Janizaries" by James M. Ludlow
Through the shield of Turnus it passed, and through the corslet, yea, and grazed the top of his shoulder.
"Stories from Virgil" by Alfred J. Church
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In poetry:

Next came the closing scene: but shall I paint
The scarlet column, sullen, slow, and faint,
Which marched, with "colors cased" to yonder field,
Where Britain threw down corslet, sword and shield?
"The Surrender Of Lord Cornwallis" by James Barron Hope