Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The body-armor of the seventeenth century. It consisted exclusively of breastplate, backpiece, articulated épaulières, and articulated tassets, all other iron armor having been abandoned, with the exception of an open helmet.
“It’s sort of a half-suit, with half my skin showing”
“Slobs who work at home can look their best for videoconferences with the Businessbib, a pullover half-suit that has a built in shirt and tie.”
“Oh, and look for the half-suit to show up in an Adam cartoon shortly.”
“The facility is also equipped with the latest half-suit isolators for aseptic manufacturing processes, which are typically required to handle therapeutic proteins.”
“It’s sort of a half-suit, with half my skin showing, with lots of Russian tattoos, because Whiplash is just out of a Russian-zone prison.”
“Any man can see for himself, that having a crowd for an Employer like this, a crowd of a hundred million people you cannot go to and that cannot come to you, puts one in a very vague, lonesome position, and when one thinks that on top of all this about forty or fifty millions of the people one is being The Head Employee of (in the other party) expect one to feel and really want one to feel lonesome with them, and that at the utmost all one can do, or ever hope to do is to about half-suit one's”
“a half-suit of armor given to shield half the body, and a wise instinct to protect the rest.”
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