To prevent such a catastrophe, a light chain or cord was worn, under or over the dress, at the level of the knees or just above.
She touched a small golden arrow that hung from a light chain about her neck.
When I tie the dog up, I use a light chain, one end of which runs on a long trolley wire fastened between the house and a tree.
This little cloth is supported round the waist by a thread, or light chain of tin and beads, but not totally confined thereby.
Women were employed extensively in the light chain trade, also in lacquering in the brass trade, and in many other occupations.
At the head of them was a tall, slender knight clad in light chain armor, his head covered only by a steel cap or bascinet.
Before him was a stairway, its lowest step blocked by a light chain.
They fastened him by means of a light chain and hoop that locked around his waist to a staple set in the floor near one wall.
Here, but a little to one side, she began to dig, and promptly uncovered a light chain.
light chain n.
One of a pair of polypeptide chains of low molecular weight that are components of an immunoglobin and are classified as one of two types: lambda or kappa.
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The smaller of the two types of polypeptide chains in an antibody molecule. A light chain consists of an antigen-binding portion with a variable amino acid sequence, and a constant region with an amino acid sequence that is relatively unchanging. The light chains are attached to the heavy chains so that the variable regions of both lie alongside each other. Compare heavy chain.