Quintains, however, she was determined to have, and had poles and swivels and bags of flour prepared accordingly.
"Barchester Towers" by Anthony Trollope
Body of me, why stand you there like a wooden quintain?
"Yolanda: Maid of Burgundy" by Charles Major
A shield is hanged upon a pole (this is a kind of quintain) fixed in the midst of the stream.
"Old English Sports" by Peter Hampson Ditchfield
This is called a quintain post and stands in the center of the village green.
"British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car" by Thomas D. Murphy
A young squire was first obliged to show his skill in tilting at the quintain.
"King Arthur and His Knights" by Maude L. Radford
One was the quintain.
"The Children's Book of London" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
There is one of these ancient quintaines now standing on the green in the village of Offham, in Kent.
"Richard III" by Jacob Abbott
The game of quintain, which I need not describe, was much in vogue.
"Memorials of Old London" by Various
The quintain originally was nothing more than the trunk of a tree or post set up for the practice of the tyros in chivalry.
"Folk-lore of Shakespeare" by Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
This appears to be a relic of the ancient Welsh game of quintain, or gwyntyn.
"British Goblins" by Wirt Sikes
And yet none quicker than he at ball or quintain, none braver at quarterstaff.
"The Plowshare and the Sword" by Ernest George Henham
She is but as other women are, and you have played the quintain for her practice.
"The Chevalier d'Auriac" by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
Armed with a lance he tilted at the quintain, a shield bound to a pole or spear fastened in the ground.
"Britain in the Middle Ages" by Florence L. Bowman