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Cuishʹes

or Cuisses (2 syl.). Armour for the thighs. (French, cuisse, the thigh.)

“Soon oʹer his thighs he placed the cuishes bright.”



“His cuisses on his thighs, gallantly armed.”


Shakespeare: 1 Henry IV., iv. 1.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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