Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not smooth and flat; bent, wavy, or wrinkled; having the appearance of having been crumpled.
- Fastened with a buckle.
- In heraldry, having a buckle, as a belt, garter, or the like.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of buckle.
“She didn’t see the way his expression buckled briefly, but Helen did as she waited with a travel mug.”
“The Attorney General, Lord Goldsmith, once again buckled under pressure from No. 10 and compromised the integrity of his office by changing his legal advice to suit his boss.”
“Turnus arrays himself in hot haste for battle, and even now hath done on his sparkling breastplate with its flickering scales of brass, and clasped his golden greaves, his brows yet bare and his sword buckled to his side; he runs down from the fortress height glittering in gold, and exultantly anticipates the foe.”
“In his capacious pocket, he always carried a copy of the New Testament -- as, of old, the carnal controvertists bore a sword buckled to the side.”
“One was the Corn-cob Queen smiling and waving her tiny hand in loving farewell, the other that of a little boy in long trousers and a frill collar, a merry-faced boy with a toy sword buckled round his waist and a toy ship in his hand.”
“Alone in the forest, with a sword buckled to his side, the hero was afraid of naught, not even of Regin.”
“His life, in the nature of the case, had to be a warfare, and it may be truly said that he slept with his sword buckled on.”
“Theo Desmond strode rapidly down the square hall, hung with trophies of the chase and implements of war -- an incongruous figure enough, in forage cap and long brown boots with gleaming spurs, his sword buckled on over his evening clothes.”
“She knew the country of her service well enough to be prepared for anything at any hour of the day or night -- and she was barely surprised when, two minutes later, Desmond stood before her in his forage cap, his sword buckled on over his mess-jacket and held high to prevent it from clanking.”
“He had determined to lead his negro army of insurrection with these pistols and sword buckled around his waist.”
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