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greaves


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Greaves  \Greaves\  (gr[=e]vz),  n.  pl  [Cf.  dial.  Sw  grevar 
  greaves,  LG  greven,  G.  griebe,  also  AS  greofa  pot.  Cf 
  {Gravy.}] 
  The  sediment  of  melted  tallow.  It  is  made  into  cakes  for 
  dogs'  food.  In  Scotland  it  is  called  {cracklings}.  [Written 
  also  {graves}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  greaves 
  n  :  protects  legs  below  the  knee  [syn:  {greave},  {jambeau}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Greaves 
  only  in  1  Sam.  17:6,  a  piece  of  defensive  armour  (q.v.)  reaching 
  from  the  foot  to  the  knee;  from  French  greve,  "the  shin."  They 
  were  the  Roman  cothurni. 
 




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