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breastplate

1. the strap of a harness covering a horse's breast
2. Judaism an ornamental silver plate hung on the scrolls of the Torah
3. Old Testament a square vestment ornamented with 12 precious stones, representing the 12 tribes of Israel, worn by the high priest when praying before the holy of holies
4. Zoology a nontechnical name for plastron
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I use the same techniques as the 17th century armourers, and do a lot of research to get things right, even down to leaving hammer marks on munitions-grade breastplates.
This market orders entered with a minimum and a maximum, is to provide for - Terminals dock- Breastplates,- Blade terminals.
An equestrian bridlework company that manufactures breastplates and bridles from the finest leather, Five Star Tack is now available through ISellTack.
The same question could well be asked of the Romans, Saxons, Vikings and Normans, forced to watch their breastplates and shields rot in the rain of the land where the drizzle is interrupted only by storms or showers, and is doubtless still being debated today by families parked on seafronts the length and breadth of the country, shouting to be heard over the downpour denting the car roof.
An adventurous collection of armor-like bodices and breastplates, chainmail belts and boxy leather jackets were juxtaposed and made less tough with feminine gowns, organza dresses and silk blouses.
Take note of the breastplates worn by these southern ladies which are much shorter than their Northern traditional counterparts.
He looks at infernal powers, dark waters, vengeful prayers, fragments, breastplates and clamours, geases and binding, incantation, and other aspects.
A rough list of declining value goes: helmets, breastplates, gauntlets, back plates, arms and legs/feet--although codpieces seem to fetch something of a premium.
Wearing plumed helmets, scarlet jackets, breastplates and thigh-length black leather boots, they ride in formation past Buckingham Palace every day for the Changing of the Guard ceremony which draws crowds from around the world.
Let me focus on one case study that I can legitimately claim to know something about, since it was the subject of my first academic article four decades ago: the custom of presenting brass gorgets or breastplates (also known as 'kingplates'), which Governor Lachlan Macquarie instituted in February 1815 by inscribing the first one to 'Bungaree Chief Broken Bay Tribe'.
His designs looked like origami paper sculptures brought to life or suits of amour, with pointed breastplates hiding the models' faces and inverted cones over the shoulders.
Your bedroom has become unfamiliar; your posters and clothes have become breastplates, helmets, shields, and swords.