shoulder-piece love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A shoulder-strap; a strap or piece joining the front and back of a garment, and passing over the shoulder.


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  • Protected or not, her arms and the tops of her thighs tingled with the cold while the rest of her sweltered under several layers of squeaking, creaking, and jingling leather, buckram, and steel, and after a minute she knew she was going to get the usual raw place under her right arm where the shoulder-piece always rubbed.

    The Warslayer

  • He was completely unarmed except for one leather sleeve reinforced with narrow metal plates on his left arm; it was finished with a tall, solid shoulder-piece, the weight of which threatened to buckle him.

    Two For The Lions

  • By mirk he wandered the mirk-ways, and he felt the intoxication of striding forth, clad only in shoulder-piece, man-mask, and boots into the chamber of his sometimes terrified elect.

    Marune: Alastor 933

  • The retiarii have the head bare, except a fillet bound round the hair; they have no shield, but the left side is covered with a demi-cuiarass, and the left arm protected in the usual manner, except that the shoulder-piece is very high.

    Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life

  • The box contained the sword, on the pommel of which was mounted the regent diamond, the handle also set with diamonds of great value; the grand collar of the Legion of Honor; the ornaments, hatcord, shoulder-piece, and buttons of the coronation robes, with the shoe-buckles and garters, all of which were of immense value.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Collection of Memoirs of Napoleon

  • The upper part of the tube carries a shoulder-piece, upon which rests a bronze platform, E, and which is slightly inclined outwardly to prevent the accumulation of water on it.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 401, September 8, 1883

  • Croquart had cut at a Breton knight named Jean Rousselot and had shorn away his shoulder-piece, exposing his neck and the upper part of his arm.

    Sir Nigel

  • Albatross and the Man-of-war Hawk as they went down the wind; how to jump three or four feet clear of the water like a dolphin, flippers close to the side and tail curved; to leave the flying fish alone because they are all bony; to take the shoulder-piece out of a cod at full speed ten fathoms deep, and never to stop and look at a boat or a ship, but particularly a row-boat.

    The Jungle Book

  • While I was eating my bananas, my cooly set to work to make a _pikulan_, or shoulder-piece.

    A Visit to Java With an Account of the Founding of Singapore

  • At this work he got home thrice to the other's once, but that once was for a memory, starred the shoulder-piece and bit to the bone.

    The Forest Lovers


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