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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 would be quite possible to wear both, if Homeric cuirasses took the shape of the so-called bell-corslet worn by the Greeks from the eighth to the sixth century.
Total quantity or scope: for all lots, the nature of the work relates chiefly to site installations and their folding, all the measures of prevention and site safety, installing cofferdams, draining and drying interlock system locks, drilling holes and implementation grout injections, cleaning and stitching masonry, demolition of masonry of all kinds, the supply and installation of reinforcement, formwork, metal cuirasses, the provision and implementation of formed concrete or proposed repointing masonry, achieving grooves cofferdams,
On aspire au milieu des genets la fraicheur du vent, la lune eclaire des lacs ou glisse un bateau, le soleil fait reluire les cuirasses, la pluie tombe sur les huttes de feuillages.
With operations spanning five centures, Firmin & Sons went on to become not just one of the oldest established companies in Britain but world famous as a manufacturer of military buttons, badges and accountrements such as the helmets and cuirasses worn by the Household Cavalry.
En represailles, l'armee lanca avions, helicopteres et vehicules cuirasses de style rhinoceros , interdit l'acces de la vallee, detruisit des villages, tua des gens de la region, y compris des innocents dit-on, et confisqua le betail recupere a Baragoi.
Some ladies ordered copper cuirasses or petticoats to be fitted to protect their precious derrieres against his various cutting implements; less wealthy ladies had to be content with wearing large porridge pots beneath their voluminous clothing.
He had been loaded with gifts, such as ploughs and other tools, steel cuirasses and helmets with a golden armour.