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Córselet. n.s. [corselet, French.] A light armour for the forepart of the body.

Some shirts of maile, some coats of plate put on,
Some don'd a cuirace, some a corslet bright.
Fairfax, b. i.

They lash, they foin, they pass, they strive to bore
Their corslets, and their thinnest parts explore.
Dryd. Fab.

But heroes, who o'ercome or die,
Have their hearts hung extremely high;
The strings of which, in battle's heat,
Against their very cors'lets beat.

Sources: Dryden, John (788) · Fairfax, Edward (30) · Prior, Matthew (162)

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