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(Written also pavis, pavais, pavese, and pavesse)
(Middle Ages) a large heavy oblong shield protecting the whole body; originally carried but sometimes set up in permanent position.  Synonym: pavise.

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... December 27, 1903. The participation was prepared by the department of agriculture, industry, and commerce, under the direct supervision of the minister, Hon. Luigi Rava. A special committee was appointed for that purpose by the King, and the Hon. Angelo Pavis, a prominent member of the Italian Parliament, was elected chairman of the committee. The Italian ambassador to the United States, the Baron Edmondo Mayor des Planches, who advised the Italian Government ...
— Final Report of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Commission • Louisiana Purchase Exposition Commission

Words linked to "Pavis" :   buckler, Middle Ages, pavise, Dark Ages, shield

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