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cestus


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cestus  \Ces"tus\,  n.  [L.  caestus,  and  cestus.]  (Antiq.) 
  A  covering  for  the  hands  of  boxers,  made  of  leather  bands, 
  and  often  loaded  with  lead  or  iron. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cestus  \Ces"tus\,  n.  [L.  cestus  girdle,  Gr  ?,  lit.,  stitched, 
  embroidered.] 
  1.  (Antiq.)  A  girdle;  particularly  that  of  Aphrodite  (or 
  Venus)  which  gave  the  wearer  the  power  of  exciting  love. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  genus  of  Ctenophora.  The  typical  species 
  ({Cestus  Veneris})  is  remarkable  for  its  brilliant 
  iridescent  colors,  and  its  long,  girdlelike  form