Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of baldrick.

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Examples

  • Tangled in his spilled stock of belts, baldricks, gloves, purses and saddle-bags, Euan of Shotwick lay on his back, knees drawn up, a coarse sacking bag drawn half-over his lean face and greying head.

    St. Peter's Fair

  • The baldricks and belts were also of sheep - skin, the scabbards of willow-wood, and the blades of the wooden swords of fig-wood, so as to be completely harmless.

    Andivius Hedulio Adventures of a Roman Nobleman in the Days of the Empire

  • But now the drummers had stepped out into the centre of the square and were drawing their drum-sticks from the brass sockets in their baldricks.

    The Maids of Paradise

  • Where is she who gave herself unto the Captains of Assyria, who have baldricks on their loins, and crowns of many colours on their heads?

    Salome : A Tragedy in One Act

  • The beard, the hair, and the eyebrows were tinted black; such things as the fringes of robes, baldricks, flowers held in the hand, were coloured blue and red.

    A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1

  • Burdett Coutts displayed a band of jewels, after the fashion of the gentlemen's baldricks, passing over one shoulder and terminating in a diamond clasp fastening back the upper skirt.

    Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen — Volume 2

  • The Gauls had a passion for ornaments, and adorned their persons with a profusion of necklaces, bracelets, rings, baldricks, and belts of gold.

    The Young Carthaginian A Story of The Times of Hannibal

  • Gauls swore they would not put off their baldricks till they had mounted the Capitol, and they arrived within three days 'march of Rome.

    A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times, Volume 1

  • "He would like to live there," said the sub-corporal, playing with the cartridges of his weapon, which were prepared for use in the shape of little sugar-loaves, and slung to the baldricks of the men.

    Catherine De Medici

  • “signs of war around their aged necks” — gorgets, namely, and baldricks, which sustained their weapons.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

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