from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In medieval armor, the large buckle used for fastening the lower part of the breastplate to the upper one.


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  • They vary very much, from the tiny little _bouchette_ of something very piquant, to be taken between courses as an appetizer -- which, I believe, was the original idea -- to quite important dishes suitable as entrées for formal breakfasts or suppers.

    Choice Cookery


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