Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Plate armor worn to protect the front of the thigh.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun armor plate that protects the thigh

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English quisse, probably back-formation from quisseues, pl. of quisseu, cuisse, from Old French quisseuz, pl. of quissel, from quisse, thigh, from Latin coxa, hip.]

Examples

  • Mon-Sat noon-3pm & 7pm-12: 30am Tel: 01 40 22 09 09 www. lejgo.com Clotilde Dusoulier Le Petit Pascal's cuisse de canard, or duck thigh.

    In Paris, Mastering the Art of

  • Pis si vous voulez j'ai aussi une scarif 'sur la cuisse ...

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • Ben non moi elle est bien cachée sur ma cuisse droite et pis c tout!!

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • Mes jambes sont gonflées, mes pieds sont rouge plein d'ampoules, j'ai des bleu partout les cuisse les poignet les bras ...

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • There were loud regrets that a cuisse de chevreuil had not been marinée; in fact, an infect odour of the

    The Land of Midian

  • He was dressed in a dark-green dress coat, knee breeches of the color of cuisse de nymphe effrayee, as he called it, shoes, and silk stockings.

    War and Peace

  • 'So,' India raised her voice, teeth gleaming over a herb-dusted cuisse, 'was Betty Bracken in tears?'

    Come To Grief

  • 'So,' India raised her voice, teeth gleaming over a herb-dusted cuisse, 'was Betty Bracken in tears?'

    Come To Grief

  • Lifting out a cuisse by its leather strap, Tika stood up and, turning around, hurled the polished metal straight at Cara - mon.

    Time of the Twins

  • Lifting out a cuisse by its leather strap, Tika stood up and, turning around, hurled the polished metal straight at Cara - mon.

    Time of the Twins

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