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 Cuirass.Cul de Sac (French). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cuish’es
 
or Cuisses (2 syl.). Armour for the thighs. (French, cuisse, the thigh.)   1
       
“Soon o’er his thighs he placed the cuishes bright.”
       
Jerusalem Delivered, book xi.
       
“His cuisses on his thighs, gallantly armed.”
       
Shakespeare: 1 Henry IV., iv. 1.
 


 Cuirass.Cul de Sac (French). 

 
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