a group of vassals who owed military service, especially to French kings.
the summoning by a medieval ruler of all vassals and free men for military service.
(in medieval France) a summons to the king’s vassals to do military service
the vassals so assembled for military service
Claudio [klaw-dee-oh;; Spanish klou-th yaw] /ˈklɔ diˌoʊ;; Spanish ˈklaʊ ðyɔ/ (Show IPA), 1903–91, Chilean pianist. noun Claudio. 1903–91, Chilean pianist
a rich tapestry. a tapestry weave. a wall hanging, as a tapestry or similar object. Theater. a curtain suspended loosely across a stage and used as a backdrop or part of a stage setting. Historical Examples A door on the left leads to other rooms, and an arrased one opposite, down to the street. A […]
a mental reservation; hidden motive. Historical Examples A savage will not assist in packing them, for he fears their heels: the Swiss say mules have always an arriere-pensee. The Art of Travel Francis Galton Dick meant nothing by this speech more than his words implied: he was far too good-natured for an arriere-pensee. Not Like […]
rear guard. a group that is behind or out-of-date in any field, especially in one of the arts.