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Cestus meaning

Cestus - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. A girdle; particularly that of Aphrodite ( or Venus) which gave the wearer the power of exciting love.
  2. 2. A genus of Ctenophora. The typical species ( Cestus Veneris) is remarkable for its brilliant iridescent colors, and its long, girdlelike form.
  3. 3. A covering for the hands of boxers, made of leather bands, and often loaded with lead or iron.
  4. 4. A genus of Ctenophora. The typical species ( Veneris) is remarkable for its brilliant iridescent colors, and its long, girdlelike form.

Cestus - examples of usage

  1. The temper of Xantippe herself, if she be but the decent mother of one's children, might work less havoc with a life than this embroidered cestus. - "Holbein", Beatrice Fortescue.
  2. " Well, your Grace, it was like this: I was sitting to him in a cestus for 'The Judgment of Paris, ' when someone called as wished to see him most particular; so he said: 'Don't move, Miss Dragon, or you'll disturb the cestus. - "The Story of Louie", Oliver Onions.
  3. And with that I off with his cestus an' wished him good- morning, an' I never been near him since!" - "The Story of Louie", Oliver Onions.
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