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  • n. Plural form of breastplate.


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  • The word "opera" frightens some people, conjuring up images of giant women in breastplates and horned helmets screeching at the top of their lungs.

    My preview of the Regina Symphony's "Opera for Skeptics" concert...

  • “So you think the breastplates were an advertisement?”


  • Four men—all resplendently dressed, with feather sprays at their shoulders, copper breastplates, leather forearm cuffs, thick layers of shell necklaces, and clean aprons—stood just behind the central fire.

    Fire The Sky

  • One by one, the kneeling warriors stood, their breastplates falling to the ground around them.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • Torahs dressed in embroidered covers and silver breastplates stood on the branches of a sculpted tree behind a sheer curtain, like expensive boots in a winter window display.

    Class Dismissed

  • Fine looking fellers with breastplates and helmets, swords and shields, you know?

    Jack Scallywag

  • This would involve replacement of standard-issue dealers — the stoop-shouldered slobs who dress like parking valets — with seductive looking women in high boots and shiny breastplates, to attract a higher percentage of upscale losers.

    Valhalla After Dark

  • Miniskirts that turned into pants, blouses that became breastplates; this was urban armor, ready for battle (or, at least, a very intense day reading Kafka and drinking espresso).

    Alex Geana: Paris Is A Lot Like New York, Only Fancier (PHOTOS)

  • Bilbao Art "Sacred Gold" showcases 253 items exploring early metallurgy, including gold necklaces, breastplates, masks and other objects from a various pre-Columbian cultures.

    What's on Around Europe

  • Incredibly, we have no breastplates or horned hats on our heads.

    Susanne Mentzer: Opera's Got Talent


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