an open, conical helmet with a nose guard, commonly used in the medieval period.
any helmet-shaped head covering.
Zoology. a process or formation on the head, resembling a helmet.
The knight gazed on the casque, dismounted, and kneeling down, seemed to pray inwardly for some minutes.
The World’s Greatest Books, Vol VIII Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
Tymbre is the general word used for the casque or helm by the French.
Notes and Queries, Number 218, December 31, 1853 Various
The archdeacon stepped ashore with casque and cuirass over his priestly robes, a long sword in his hand.
The Branding Needle, or The Monastery of Charolles Eugne Sue
Its visor was up, and what I saw within the casque is stamped for ever on my memory.
Scottish Ghost Stories Elliott O’Donnell
He wore a casque on his head which pointed him out as a butt for the malice of his enemies.
The Comic History Of England Gilbert Abbott A’Beckett
The bill, which is four inches long, and the casque are blackish.
Glimpses of Indian Birds Douglas Dewar
His hair, tied with a leather thong on the top of his head, fell behind his shoulders like the flowing crest of a casque.
The Casque’s Lark Eugne Sue
The casque is made of iron and horn, with silver-headed rivets.
Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe John Hewitt
I wore that ornament on my casque the day of the battle of Riffenel, at which I saw my son Victorin flash his virgin sword.
The Casque’s Lark Eugne Sue
I took off his casque, and gave him my iron cap, so that he might get some air.
The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II) Henry Osborn Taylor
(zoology) a helmet or a helmet-like process or structure, as on the bill of most hornbills
“armor for the head,” 1570s, from French casque (see cask).
Lewis, 1782–1866, U.S. statesman. a male or female given name. Contemporary Examples “Right now the family is in mourning,” Cass’s grandfather, Walter Laro, told the AP. Child’s Death Stuns Remote Town Diane Herbst August 2, 2011 All the while, pro-gun groups continue to urge their supporters to call their senators and stop Cass Sunstein. How […]
casaba. a variety of the winter melon, Cucumis melo inodorus, having a wrinkled, yellow rind and sweet, juicy, greenish flesh. Historical Examples Alligator pears, cassaba melon or other fruit may be substituted for above. New Royal Cook Book Anonymous Many rugs are sold under the name of cassaba, which are really woven at Sparta. Rugs: […]
c354-297 b.c, king of Macedonia 301-297 (son of Antipater). Historical Examples She sent messengers off to Cassander, urging him to come immediately and join her. Pyrrhus Jacob Abbott Antipater had a son named Cassander, who was a general in his army. Pyrrhus Jacob Abbott This city was built by king Cassander, in the pass which […]
Also called Alexandra. Classical Mythology. a daughter of Priam and Hecuba, a prophet cursed by Apollo so that her prophecies, though true, were fated never to be believed. a person who prophesies doom or disaster. a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “helper of men.”. Contemporary Examples Cassandra, whose hair has already begun […]