from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See cheval.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of cheval.


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  • At first there were only two regiments of lancers—both of Polish origin—and these should properly be termed chevaux legers until 1809, for only in that year was the lance added to their equipment although its value as a weapon had been appreciated some time before after contact with the Cossacks.


  • Also the four-pointed contraptions called chevaux de frise, which -- however you throw them -- will always stick a fatal point upwards, to impale the horse or man who cannot or will not look where he is going.

    Over There War Scenes on the Western Front

  • The verge, both of the outer and inner circuit of this triple moat was strongly fenced with palisades of iron, serving the purpose of what are called chevaux de frise in modern fortification, the top of each pale being divided into a cluster of sharp spikes, which seemed to render any attempt to climb over an act of self destruction.

    Quentin Durward

  • The drygoods counter, especially when the attendant is of the gentler sex, is a kind of chevaux-de-frise.

    New York After Paris

  • The country was mostly forest, difficult for troops to work in, especially for the Macedonian phalanx, for unless they can make a kind of chevaux de frise with the extraordinarily long spears which they hold in front of their shields-and this requires a free and open space-they are of no use whatever.

    The History of Rome, Vol. IV

  • J'aime beaucoup la photo de la "deuch", la deux chevaux classique -- quelle voiture, et très bien décorée!

    cramer - French Word-A-Day

  • In my long-ago student days in Paris, I marched into a barber shop and said to the barber, "coupez mes chevaux, svp."

    arrosoir - French Word-A-Day

  • At lunch on our first day she announced to the waiter that she had "un chevaux" (a horses!) in her salad.

    arrosoir - French Word-A-Day

  • BROWNING: Harmonia Mundi's commitment to musicians began in 1958 when Coutaz and a recording engineer piled all of their equipment into a little canvas-roofed Citroen deux chevaux and drove across Europe to record Renaissance works on Renaissance-era church organs.

    Harmonia Mundi Defies The Music Industry Blues

  • J'aime beaucoup la photo de la "deuch", la deux chevaux classique--quelle voiture, et très bien décorée!

    cramer - French Word-A-Day


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