greaves

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n greaves the residue that remains after animal fat has been rendered
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Greaves grēvz The sediment of melted tallow. It is made into cakes for dogs' food. In Scotland it is called cracklings.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • greaves Armor, made of metal, and lined with some soft substance, worn to protect the front of the leg below the knee. In ancient Greek examples the greaves were of thin metal fitted to the shape of the legs, which they inclosed almost completely, and were held in place by the elasticity of the metal clasping the leg. In medieval armor the greaves were often an additional defense, as of cuir-bouilli or of forged steel, worn over the chausse of mail or gamboised work. See bainberg and jambe, and first cut under armor, fig. 2. Rarely used in the singular.
    • greaves Boots; buskins.
    • greaves See graves.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns.pl Greaves tallow-drippings
    • n.pl Greaves grēvz the sediment of melted tallow pressed into cakes for dogs' food
    • Greaves Also Graves
    • n.pl Greaves grēvz ancient armour for the legs, of leather, &c.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. dial. Sw. grevar, greaves, LG. greven, G. griebe, also AS. greofa, pot. Cf. Gravy.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. grevesgreve, shin-bone.

Usage

In literature:

And planting his cross-bow in the ground with his foot, he shot an arrow which split one of her greaves and wounded her in the thigh.
"The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)" by Anatole France
Young Greaves was left an orphan, but had a kind master and a good education.
"The Pirates' Who's Who" by Philip Gosse
Greaves are not often mentioned.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
Near him were Lieutenant Greaves and, thirty yards behind, Colonel Adams and Lieutenant Norman.
"Through Three Campaigns" by G. A. Henty
Mantegna has her armoured, with greaves to the knee and spiked cups on her breastplate.
"Little Novels of Italy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
Mr Greaves died the very night of his seizure, and immediately after his funeral Mrs Greaves collapsed and has been an invalid ever since.
"The Heart of Una Sackville" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Their veteran commander was seated on his war-horse, but the blood trickled from the greaves of his armour.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, May 1844" by Various
And the well-greaved Greeks enraged will urge on some single man to fight with noble Hector.
"The Iliad of Homer (1873)" by Homer
Hall lay unmoving in the middle of the floor, his legs and arms fastened in greaves of permallium.
"The Stutterer" by R.R. Merliss
In the absence of the Warden, Benny Greaves, the new Deputy, told me he will "risk" giving me a job.
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman
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In poetry:

Horse and crested helmet gone,
Greaves and shield and mail,
Caroling loud the knight walked on,
For he had the Grail;
"The Sangreal" by George MacDonald
And greaved with light of worlds destroyed,
And girt with firmamental gloom,
Abides his far, portended doom
And menace of the warring void.
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
Not mine the clamouring tempest to defy,
Tossing the proud crest of my dusky leaves:
Defender of small flowers that trembling lie
Against my barky greaves.
"The City Tree" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
Leave thee there grovelling at their rusted greaves,
These hulking cowards on a painted stage,
Who, with imperial pomp and laurel leaves,
Show their Marengo--one man in a cage.
"To A Certain Nation" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Did I not watch him while he let
His armourer just brace his greaves,
Rivet his hauberk, on the fret
The while! His foot… my memory leaves
No least stamp out nor how anon
He pulled his ringing gauntlets on.
"Count Gismond--Aix in Provence" by Robert Browning

In news:

Crook County's Marcus Greaves .
John Denton Greaves Jr (aka Big John), formerly of Dillon, died Oct 14 at Hospice of Boulder/Broomfield County.
John was born Nov 20, 1924, to John Denton Greaves and Margaret Doris Howard in New York, N.Y.
Greaves , a pop singer whose "Take a Letter, Maria" was a 1969 hit, died of prostate cancer on Sept 27 in Los Angeles.
Greaves , Nguyen Chi Thien, Stan Mudenge, Barbara Pillsbury Milne.
Peter Buck flies solo, Adele skyfalls, Smiths reunion crashes and R. B Greaves and Andy Williams pass on.
B Greaves , a pop singer who had a 1969 hit with "Take a Letter, Maria," has died in Los Angeles.
Greaves was a nephew of the legendary R&B singer Sam Cook.
Greaves , Pop Singer, Dies at 68.
TheCASHFLOW Founder and CEO Magnus Greaves.
Magnus Greaves, CEO of TheCASHFLOW, explains what makes a great elevator pitch.
Greaves, Nguyen Chi Thien, Stan Mudenge, Barbara Pillsbury Milne .
Colorado authorities arrest author Philip Greaves, who is charged with distribution of obscene material in Florida.
Vinay K Chaudhri, Mark Greaves, Daniel Hansch, Anthony Jameson, Frederik Pfisterer, Aaron Spaulding, and Moritz Weiten.
Fielding Greaves is seen at home in San Rafael, Calif on Wednesday, June 15, 2011.
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In science:

So far the observational evidence for pinched or twisted fields near young stars is scant, although there are possible detections toward W3 (Greaves, Murray, & Holland 1994), Mon R2 (Greaves, Holland, & Murray 1995), and a number of other cloud cores (Greaves & Holland 1998).
Magnetic Field Morphology of Orion-IRc2 from 86 GHz SiO Maser Polarization Images
The collection system is designed to inject the positrons in a Greaves-Surko trap .
Intense Source of Slow Positrons
This source was designed to be coupled with a Greaves-Surko trap in order to produce a bright beam of slow positrons (meV to KeV).
Intense Source of Slow Positrons
The system is designed to adapt to a Greaves-Surko trap.
Intense Source of Slow Positrons
Greaves (1980), An n-constraint formulation of the (time dependent) traveling salesman problem, Oper.
Two conjectures such that the proof of any one of them will lead to the proof that P = NP
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