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  1. cord or ribbon worn as an insignia of honor or rank Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. adornment consisting of an ornamental ribbon or cord Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A cord or ribbon bestowed or borne as a badge of honor; a broad ribbon, usually worn after the manner of a baldric, constituting a mark of a very high grade in an honorary order. Cf. Grand cordon. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. The cord worn by a Franciscan friar. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. The coping of the scarp wall, which projects beyong the face of the wall a few inches. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. A line or series of sentinels, or of military posts, inclosing or guarding any place or thing. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. A rich and ornamental lace or string, used to secure a mantle in some costumes of state. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. A ribbon worn as the badge of an order; a line of men or ships stationed as sentinels. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. A cord or ribbon bestowed as a badge of honor: (fort.) a row of jutting stones: a line of military posts. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Ribbon worn as a badge of honor; line of military posts. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. An extended line, as of men, ships, forts, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. An ornamental lace, ribbon, or the like. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. A ribbon as a badge of honour; a row of stones jutting before a rampart; a line or series of military posts. Cordon sanitaire, a line of troops or military posts, on the borders of a district infected with disease, to cut off communication. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. A row of jutting stone's before a rampart; a series of military posts; cords or strings with tassels as a mark or badge of honour; a band; a wreath. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. kor'don, n. a cord or ribbon bestowed as a badge of honour: (fort.) a row of stones along the line of a rampart: in military operations, a line of sentries within sight of each other, guarding a place to prevent the passage of unauthorised persons.--CORDON BLEU, originally the blue ribbon which in France supported the insignia of the order of the Holy Ghost--transferred to other first-class distinctions, and playfully to a first-class cook; CORDON SANITAIRE, a line of sentries to guard a place infected with contagious disease. [Fr.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  16. (F.), Funiculus, diminutive of funis, a cord. A term applied to many parts, which resemble a small cord. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  17. Projecting course of stone in wall; chain of military posts; continuous circle of persons; (also sanitary c.) guarded line between infected& uninfected districts; ornamental cord or braid; (pron. as French) ribbon of knightly order; fruit-tree pruned to grow as single stem. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. See cord. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  19. A girdle. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  20. [Fr., L.] Line of troops spread out for observation. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  21. [Fr., L.] A band of stonework placed along the top of a revetement. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  22. [Fr., L.] Ribbon, twist. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  23. n. [French] A ribbon borne as a badge of honour; —the edge of a stone on the outside of a building; —a line or series of military posts; —a line of troops posted on the confines of a district infected with disease, to prevent all communication. Cabinet Dictionary

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