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  • n. Plural form of casque.


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  • The casques were the first pieces that came to view.

    A March on London

  • Andy dismisses these theories because he has dissected the casques of freshly dead cassowaries and found them to be much more complicated structures than hooves, horns, or antlers.


  • They wore casques without horse-tails, and cuirasses of beaten iron, with horse-pistols in their holsters, and long sabre-swords.

    Les Miserables

  • If ye do this, ye shall win Ares as an ally; and if the earth receive crop for crop and human blood for blood, ye shall find her kind again, that erst to your sorrow reared from that dragon's seed a crop of warriors with golden casques; for needs must one sprung from the dragon's teeth be slain.

    The Phoenissae

  • Their conviviality was scarce ended, ere a rising dust was seen on the road of which they commanded the prospect, and half a score of horsemen were dimly descried advancing at considerable speed, their casques glancing, and the points of their spears twinkling as they caught a glimpse of the sun.

    The Monastery

  • During this behaviour flying males smack their casques together, the resulting CLACK being audible from at least 100 m away (Kinnaird et al. 2003).

    Bucorvids: post-Cretaceous maniraptorans on the savannah

  • Basal hornbills, which probably include the ground hornbills (read on), have a small casque that is often little more than a mid-line dorsal ridge on the bill, but in more derived forms it is a large, mostly hollow structures supported internally by strut-like trabeculae (Kemp 1995): for images of sectioned casques go here.

    Bucorvids: post-Cretaceous maniraptorans on the savannah

  • Or else Sir Chick — dismount and loose their casques

    Idylls of the King

  • Floating ‘midst scatter’d arms; while casques of gold

    The Iliad of Homer

  • They dress in iron and wear iron casques on their heads.

    Part 2 - the Aztecs speak


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