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 ?
Greaves must be very particular in keeping her accounts; we must go upon an entirely new plan - '
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.
122-138) So he said, and put upon his legs greaves of shining bronze, the splendid gift of Hephaestus.
By the crescent upon it, it should be the second son of old Sir Hugh, who had a bolt through his ankle at the intaking of Romorantin, he having rushed into the fray ere his squire had time to clasp his solleret to his greave.
But sometimes lost in the story of the athlete is the story of those who helped get them there, and that's where David Greaves comes in.
Jordan Greaves couldn't walk straight after spending the evening downing drinks as he celebrated his team's win.
com)-- P & C Sales serves the state of Oklahoma with Greaves electrical connectors for the construction and maintenance markets by supplying Greaves electrical products to electrical distributors in Oklahoma.
Maria Santos Greaves, a call center agent in Canada for three years, walked away from a four-year marriage that made her feel incomplete and stagnant.