cuirass


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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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It might also be worth the trouble to envisage the Prima Porta Augustus without its cuirass, or to rest the cuirass on the support, and then to fit the result into this line of portrait statues.
He wears a cuirass and sword and holds a martial baton and hat.
I suggest that mitre is simply another word for the 'belt' worn under the cuirass, and that the term is used here to distinguish it from a second belt, a zoster worn around the waist of the cuirass to help keep the front- and back-plate together.
43) Pelops also held a shield, as indicated by the shield band remaining on his left forearm, and once wore a bronze or metal cuirass, as evidenced by the holes for attachment on his torso.
The former springs from the Latin coriacea, or leather, the cuirass designating the breastplate worn by cavalrymen, whereas the latter, ultimately from the Latin videre (to see), designates a mounted sentinel posted at the head of an advancing army.
The Unity of the State, a fresco by Rosso in the Grande Galerie at Fontainebleau, presented Francois crowned with laurel, the Gorgoneion on his cuirass, and lion masks atop his boots.
Interestingly, when this figure was translated for placement in the pommel niche, the trophy of arms, a muscled Greco-Roman cuirass carried on a staff, is was exchanged for an undulating banner.
0 mm ID uncuffed tube to intubate trachea of a patient with severe tracheal stenosis but the ventilation through this tube was found to be difficult and inadequate, for which Hayek's oscillator cuirass ventilator had to be used to maintain sufficient ventilation.
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.
The clothing of the drivers clearly did not provide enough protection: a helmet, leather cuirass over the tunic in the colours of their team, and trousers which were sometimes strengthened with leather and greaves.
Lorica segmentata is a modem coinage and reconstruction of the cuirass still subject to keen debate.