greaves


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greaves

 (grēvz)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
The unmelted residue left after animal fat has been rendered.

[From Low German greven.]

greaves

(ɡriːvz)
pl n
(Chemistry) the residue left after the rendering of tallow
[C17: from Low German greven; related to Old High German griubo]

Greaves

(ɡriːvz)
n
(Biography) Jimmy. born 1940, English footballer and television commentator on the sport; played for a number of clubs including Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea; scored 44 goals in 57 matches for England (1959–67)
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Noun1.greaves - the residue that remains after animal fat has been rendered
residue - matter that remains after something has been removed
Translations

greaves

pl (Cook) → Grieben pl
References in classic literature ?
There was a steel head-piece, a cuirass, a gorget and greaves, with a pair of gauntlets and a sword hanging beneath; all, and especially the helmet and breastplate, so highly burnished as to glow with white radiance, and scatter an illumination everywhere about upon the floor.
Next you buckle your greaves on your legs, and your cuisses on your thighs; then come your backplate and your breastplate, and you begin to feel crowded; then you hitch onto the breastplate the half-petticoat of broad overlapping bands of steel which hangs down in front but is scolloped out behind so you can sit down, and isn't any real improvement on an inverted coal scuttle, either for looks or for wear, or to wipe your hands on; next you belt on your sword; then you put your stove-pipe joints onto your arms, your iron gauntlets onto your hands, your iron rat-trap onto your head, with a rag of steel web hitched onto it to hang over the back of your neck -- and there you are, snug as a candle in a candle-mould.
They then stripped him of a jacket that he wore over his armour, and they would have stripped off his stockings if his greaves had not prevented them.
First he greaved his legs with greaves of good make and fitted with ancle-clasps of silver; after this he donned the cuirass of his brother Lycaon, and fitted it to his own body; he hung his silver-studded sword of bronze about his shoulders, and then his mighty shield.
The Count Luigi raised money, like the rest, and one mild September morning, armed with battle-ax, portcullis and thundering culverin, he rode through the greaves and bucklers of his donjon-keep with as gallant a troop of Christian bandits as ever stepped in Italy.
Greaves and knee-pieces were also of leather backed by steel, and their gauntlets and shoes were of iron plates, craftily jointed, So, with jingle of arms and clatter of hoofs, they rode across the Bridge of Avon, while the burghers shouted lustily for the flag of the five roses and its gallant guard.
122-138) So he said, and put upon his legs greaves of shining bronze, the splendid gift of Hephaestus.
Greaves must be very particular in keeping her accounts; we must go upon an entirely new plan - '
Tenders are invited for Set Of Oil Seal And Gasket For Greaves Make Dg Set Provided In Lhb Type Power Car Consisting Of Oil Seal Flywheel Side Of Greaves Pt.
Sub: In the matter of the Scheme of Arrangement under Section 391 to 394 read with Section 78 and Sections 100 to 103 of the Companies Act, 1956 between Crompton Greaves Limited and Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Limited and their respective shareholders and creditors
THERE'S been quite a debate of late on your letters page regarding former England football strikers Jimmy Greaves and Geoff Hurst.
I WOULD like to contribute to the Jimmy Greaves goal debate between AW and Les May.