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cestus

An obsolete term for a fold of tissue formed in the roof of the fourth ventricle during the development of the neural tube.
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"Designed to appeal the hardcore gamers, Galea 500 and Cestus 500 will perfectly complement our Predator gaming PCs," said CMO and consumer business head, Acer, Chandrahas Panigrahi.
(14) John Ruskin, The Cestus of Aglaia, The Works of John Ruskin, ed.
The "cestus" or girdle that Venus abandons when she journeys to visit "her Paramoure, / The God of warre" (4.5.6) and that is subsequently lost by Florimel is related to the same thematic wordplay.
Star Wars: The Cestus Deception (a clone wars novel), Steven Barnes
For example, Daley quotes Ruskin's statement in The Cestus of Aglaia (1865) about Leonardo's capriciousness: "'Because Leonardo made models of machines, dug canals, built fortifications, and dissipated half his art-power in capricious ingenuities, we have many anecdotes of him;--but no picture of importance on canvas, and only a few withered stains of one upon a wall.' (19:129-30)" (95) He then quotes Ruskin's comparison of Luini and Leonardo, which follows the statement on capriciousness:
In the end, Greece was to be more important, and its increasing significance in his writing is traceable from The Ethics of the Dust and The Cestus of Aglaia (1865-66) to the climax of The Queen of the Air (1869).