corslet


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cors·let

 (kôr′slĭt)
n.
Variant of corselet..

corslet

(ˈkɔːslɪt)
n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) another spelling of corselet1
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.corslet - a piece of body armor for the trunkcorslet - a piece of body armor for the trunk; usually consists of a breastplate and back piece
body armor, body armour, cataphract, coat of mail, suit of armor, suit of armour - armor that protects the wearer's whole body
Translations

corslet

, corselet
nBrust- (und Rücken)panzer m
References in classic literature ?
"'Four membranous wings covered with little colored scales of metallic appearance; mouth forming a rolled proboscis, produced by an elongation of the jaws, upon the sides of which are found the rudiments of mandibles and downy palpi; the inferior wings retained to the superior by a stiff hair; antennae in the form of an elongated club, prismatic; abdomen pointed, The Death's -- headed Sphinx has occasioned much terror among the vulgar, at times, by the melancholy kind of cry which it utters, and the insignia of death which it wears upon its corslet.'"
The knight, in order to follow so laudable an example, laid aside his helmet, his corslet, and the greater part of his armour, and showed to the hermit a head thick-curled with yellow hair, high features, blue eyes, remarkably bright and sparkling, a mouth well formed, having an upper lip clothed with mustachoes darker than his hair, and bearing altogether the look of a bold, daring, and enterprising man, with which his strong form well corresponded.
With him they came, fleet of foot and wearing their hair long behind, brave warriors, who would ever strive to tear open the corslets of their foes with their long ashen spears.
Very dearly missed by all the family GRIGOR (Rosemarkie) Peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on June 14, 2019, Malcolm Grigor (Mark), aged 88 years, Standfast, 3 Marine Terrace, Rosemarkie, (farmer at The Corslet), beloved husband of Edith, loving dad of Steven, Alan and Yvonne, a devoted granda and great-granda, also a dear brother, brother-in-law, uncle and great-uncle.
And so, when all the darts of temptations had blunted themselves against the corslet and shield of his patience, that instrument of God's victory not only presently recovered from God the soundness of his body, but possessed in redoubled measure what he had lost." (Tertulian 1885: 716)
5 & 6) shows on one side a youthful satyr carrying greaves and a helmet, on the other a balding satyr with shield and spear (the Kleophrades Painter had originally planned to have him holding a corslet instead of a spear).
Such inattention to what is fitting caused Aurora Leigh to be lauded by writer and reformer Frances Power Cobbe, who said the poem "bears the relation to Psyche that a chiselled steel corslet does to a silk boddice with lace trimmings." (41) While the "silk boddice" corresponds with what Cobbe calls "the received notion of a woman's poetry," Aurora Leigh by contrast is depicted as another masculine and martial costume for its authoress to assume at will.
The narrator expounds upon the medieval history of the Templars, calling them "romantic" and remarking that a "monk-knight were a curious sight picking his way along the Strand, his gleaming corslet and snowy surtout spattered by an omnibus" (317).
(15) He ends his speech asking Hrothgar to return his corslet to Hygelac should he die:
Proctor, 10 Corslet Crescent, Currie, Midlothian, EH14 5HS.
A corslet made of sponge covered the breast, and the left leg was protected by a greave.
Trojans and Greeks are 'bronze-corsleted' (4.448; 8.62), and their frequent epithet 'bronze-clad' (khalkokhitones) is no doubt a poetic way of saying the same thing.(64) The metal corslet (thorex) used to be regarded as a prime example of post-Homeric interpolation, because it was believed that no such thing existed until after Homer's day.