In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- He turned his back to Hunter, showing his armor was a breastplate instead of a cuirass like Hunter wore.
- An armed figure with Corinthian helmet, cuirass, and greaves, and holding a spear and round shield, runs with a very wide stride behind each chariot.
- The French and Germans experimented with metal cuirasses for machine gunners in World War I; the Americans did not adopt chest armor until World War II, when some bomber crews were provided with ‘flak jackets.’
- In the first, Herakles tries out his weapons, still wearing the cuirass that bespeaks military engagement, and in the second, he strips down and turns to physical force alone.
- Body armour, in the form of the iron cuirass, continued to be worn throughout much of the 17th century before its eventual demise.
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