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ces·tus 1

 (sĕs′təs)
n. pl. ces·ti (-tī)
A woman's belt or girdle, especially as worn in ancient Greece.

[Latin, belt, from Greek kestos; see kent- in Indo-European roots.]

ces·tus 2

also caes·tus (sĕs′təs)
n. pl. ces·tus·es also caes·tus·es
A covering for the hand made of leather straps weighted with iron or lead and worn by boxers in ancient Rome.

[Latin caestus, from caedere, to strike; see kaə-id- in Indo-European roots.]

cestus

(ˈsɛstəs) or

cestos

n
(Classical Myth & Legend) classical myth the girdle of Aphrodite (Venus) decorated to cause amorousness
[C16: from Latin, from Greek kestos belt, from kentein to stitch]

cestus

(ˈsɛstəs) or

caestus

n, pl -tus or -tuses
1. (Historical Terms) (in classical Roman boxing) a pugilist's gauntlet of bull's hide loaded or studded with metal
2. (Boxing) (in classical Roman boxing) a pugilist's gauntlet of bull's hide loaded or studded with metal
[C18: from Latin caestus, probably from caedere to strike, slay]

ces•tus1

(ˈsɛs təs)

n., pl. -ti (-tī).
a girdle or belt, esp. as worn by women of ancient Greece.
Also, esp. Brit.,ces′tos.
[1570–80; < Latin < Greek kestós a girdle, literally, (something) stitched]

ces•tus2

(ˈsɛs təs)

n., pl. -tus•es.
a hand covering made of leather strips weighted with lead or iron, worn by boxers in ancient Rome.
[1725–35; < Latin cestus,caestus]
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152) The Inter-American Court of Human Rights confirmed in the Cesti Hurtado Case (153) that a detained person has the right to petition for habeas corpus "at all times.
Ad [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] intonato sulla siringa e accompagnato da una [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] fa riferimento Longo Sofista 2, 36 quando descrive con dovizia di dettagli la danza con cui vengono mimati di volta in volta chi raccoglie l'uva, chi trasporta i cesti, chi prende i grappoli, chi riempie le botti, chi beve il mosto.
Tutto il resto, invece d'elevarsi sopra, sta appeso sotto: scale di corda, amache, case fatte a sacco, attaccapanni, terrazzi come navicelle, otri d'acqua, becchi del gas, girarrosti, cesti appesi a spaghi, montacarichi, docce, trapezi e anelli per i giochi, telefoniche, lampadari, vasi con piante dal fogliame pendulo.
A word of conclusion: Recently a notable book (in Czech) was published entitled "Spidlenovi, cesti Mistri houslari" [The Spidlens, Czech Master ViolinMakers].
Ore penst d'autre cerf li reis, Kar ne verra cesti del meis.
178) In the Cesti Hurtado Case, the Inter-American Court ratified the order of its President that Peru take urgent measures to ensure the physical, psychological, and moral health of the prisoner Cesti Hurtado and provide "adequate medical treatment for his heart problems.
With: Antonio Callirgos, Eduardo Cesti, Aristoteles Picho, Liliana Trujillo, Sergio Galliani, Melania Urbina, Tatiana Astengo, Jesus Carbajal, Angel Rojas, Anais Padilla.
The music for this opera has traditionally been attributed to Antonio Cesti, who composed a later version performed in Innsbruck in 1656, but was, most likely, the first dramatic work of Francesco Lucio (the attribution to Lucio stems from a letter of 1666 written by the composer Pietro Andrea Ziani).
Le roze na grobeh ljudi ob moji cesti zadisijo po nedolznem, ki je sel tu mimo.
He was also mentioned in a letter from Antonio Cesti dated 22 October 1662, in which Cesti implies that Sabbatini had been in Rome for three months; seeJohn W.
In Paris at the court of Louis XIV the new art was encouraged in the lavish works of Jean-Baptiste Lully, while at the court in Vienna the Italian operas of Pietro Antonio Cesti were performed.