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heart back

noun

shield back

noun
1.
a chair back having a form resembling that of a somewhat heart-shaped medieval shield.
Also called heart back.
Origin of shield back
1895-1900
1895-1900
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  • For a moment it had warmed her heart back to a little interest in living.

    A German Pompadour Marie Hay
  • Says you, 'This Paul is an honest lad, turn your heart back to him.'

  • You've got your heart back all right, and can win if you use your head.

    At Start and Finish William Lindsey
  • This thought led my heart back to Margaret—led it gently and happily.

    Basil Wilkie Collins
  • If she's as variable as that, my dear boy, perhaps the wind will blow her heart back to you again.

    The Ancient Law Ellen Glasgow
  • I stopped an instant to press my heart back, and then I answered him.

  • An unyielding cord stretched from her heart back to Briarlay, drawing stronger and tighter with every step of the distance.

    The Builders Ellen Glasgow
  • Being a gentleman you shrink from tossing a girl's heart back into her lap.

    Flood Tide Sara Ware Bassett
  • Master, I wish a medicine to make my husband hate my rival and to draw his heart back to me.

    The Wizard H. Rider Haggard
  • Then I think of what I heard from you, my father, and take my heart back and keep quiet.

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