noun, plural ces·ti [ses-tahy]. /ˈsɛs taɪ/.
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noun, plural ces·tus·es.Roman Antiquity.
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She said, and loosed from her bosom the embroidered, variegated cestus; 468 where all allurements were enclosed.
Jupiter might as soon keep awake, when Juno came in best bib and tucker, and with the cestus of Venus, to get him to sleep.
Venus, goddess of beauty, is represented either entirely naked, or with some scanty drapery called a “cestus.”Myths of Greece and Rome|H. A. Guerber
Controversy with boxing is the cestus, that is, the lead-loaded glove, like the pugilists in the Æneid.Anima Poet|Samuel Taylor Coleridge
He cared no more either for the prowess of two combatants who, wearing a cestus on the left arm, fought with sticks.The Works of Theophile Gautier, Volume 5|Theophile Gautier