baldrick, an ancestor of the lady Eveline Berenger "the betrothed."
If the baldrick hung with bells was worn out in parts, he cut those pieces away and turned the baldrick into a belt.
In raising her father's remains she found under them a baldrick in which his sword had hung, embroidered by her own hands.
His sceptre, spurs, baldrick and scabbard were also of gold, and his fingers blazed with diamonds.
It was D'Artagnan's sword, which, slipping from his baldrick, had fallen on the sonorous flooring.
I raced indoors, seized the sergeant's tuck and took his baldrick from him, heedless of his vile threats.
With an oath he got out a dagger that hung from his baldrick.
Softly I stepped to the bed-rail where I had hung my sword by the baldrick, and as softly I unsheathed it.
Hence Homer has given to his hero of this name a serpent for a device, both upon his breastplate, and upon his baldrick.
Thereupon M. de Radisson falls in such fits of laughter, I had thought he must split his baldrick.
c.1300, "belt worn over the shoulder," from Old French baldre (Modern French baudrier "shoulder-belt"), which probably is from Latin balteus "belt," said by Varro to be of Etruscan origin. The English word perhaps influenced by Middle High German balderich (which itself is from the Old French).