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cuirass

 [kwe-ras´]
a covering for the chest.

cui·rass

(kwē-ras'),
The anterior surface of the thorax in relation to symptoms or disease changes.
[Fr. cuirasse, a breastplate]

cuirass

[kwiras′]
Etymology: Fr, cuirasse, breastplate
1 also called cuirass ventilator, a negative-pressure full-body respirator. It consists of a rigid shell that conforms to the surfaces of the body from the neck to the hips. Ventilating pressure is delivered through a flexible hose attached to the top of the device. An electrically driven pump is adjusted to match the timing of the patient's spontaneous breathing.
2 a tightly fitted chest bandage.

cuirass

(kwē-răs′) [Fr. cuirasse, breastplate]
A firm bandage around the chest.
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He wears a cuirass and sword and holds a martial baton and hat.
The objects included two gilt bronze saddle bows decorated with dragon motifs, a gilt bronze bridle piece with mirror-shaped plaque, a deer antler sword handle, horse ornaments, and iron arrowheads and cuirass fragments (Tanaka 2001: 139).
He is pictured wearing particularly fine Italian armour, consisting of cuirass and tassets, with the gauntlets and close helmet on the table behind, all finely decorated with etched designs.
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Its cuirass is centred on an oval depiction of Venus and Cupid at the Forge of Vulcan, for which the rationale of course lies in the fact that the blacksmith is hammering out the armour for Mars, God of War.
For example, the cuirass of double-plate form is known from Italy as early as the eighth century BC, was common there during the sixth century (see especially the Capestrano warrior), and is extremely rare after the fifth century BC (Colonna 1974; Stary 1981; Kurtz 1985).
An 'undated Parthian' perforated wall-plaque showing a horseman spearing a lion is interpreted as evidence for the use of a Central Asian lamellar cuirass (figure 2E = BM.
Cuirass (breastplate and backplate), Crete, second half of 7th century BC.
58) to identify one as the figure of a Thracian or even Persian, and to state that the muscle cuirass of the warrior is insufficient to identify him as Celtic (Eichberg 1987: 71, Kat.
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Returned to Dresden is a ceremonial armor ensemble, consisting of a gilded helmet surmounted by a dragon and a gilded cuirass (torso defense), made for the Prince Elector Johann Georg II of Saxony (ruled 1656 to 1680).