Definitions

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  • adj. Wearing a breastplate.

Etymologies

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breastplate +‎ -ed

Examples

  • To the west were the red-coats of the Royal Marines, and from the Union Club to the embouchure of Whitehall swept the glittering, massive curve of the 1st Life Guards -- gigantic men mounted on gigantic chargers, steel-breastplated, steel-helmeted, steel-caparisoned, a great war-sword of steel ready to the hand of the powers that be.

    CORONATION DAY

  • Looking at the breastplated soldiers frozen in the walls of ice with their eyes bulging and mouths agape in silent screams was like passing through some sort of ancient house of horrors.

    Blowback

  • The allied horse was outnumbered and could never hope to defeat the swirling mass of plumed and breastplated Frenchmen, but the hussars and dragoons made charge after charge that kept the enemy cavalry from harrying the infantry.

    Sharpe's Battle

  • He went up the steps into the guardhouse, past breastplated guards on either side of the door.

    The Great Hunt

  • A half-dozen of the breastplated warriors filed out of the globe and went to the nearest dome, returning with heavy boxes.

    Star Flight

  • Guards -- gigantic men mounted on gigantic charges, steel-breastplated, steel-helmeted, steel-caparisoned, a great war-sword of steel ready to the hand of the powers that be.

    Coronation Day

  • Royal Marines, and from the Union Club to the embouchure of Whitehall swept the glittering, massive curve of the 1st Life Guards -- gigantic men mounted on gigantic chargers, steel-breastplated, steel-helmeted, steel - caparisoned, a great war-sword of steel ready to the hand of the powers that be.

    The People of the Abyss

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