• WordNet 3.6
    • adj armored protected by armor (used of persons or things military)
    • adj armored used of animals; provided with protective covering
    • adj armored equipped with the complete arms and armor of a warrior
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Armored knights raised their visors to identify themselves when they rode past their king. This custom has become the modern military salute.
    • a Armored Clad with armor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Leonardo Divinci made sketches of a tracked armored vehicle to be used as an offensive weapon. It was pedal powered.
    • armored Equipped with arms or armor.
    • armored Covered with armor, as a ship or the face of a fortification; armor-plated.
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  • William Jennings Bryan
    William Jennings Bryan
    “The humblest citizen of all the land when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of Error.”
  • Florence King
    “Chinks in America's egalitarian armor are not hard to find. Democracy is the fig leaf of elitism.”
  • James Shirley
    James Shirley
    “There is no armor against fate.”
  • Tama Janowitz
    Tama Janowitz
    “Long after the bomb falls and you and your good deeds are gone, cockroaches will still be here, prowling the streets like armored cars.”
  • Charles Dickens
    “Philosophers are only men in armor after all.”
  • Robert Burns
    “I pick my favorite quotation and store them in my mind as ready armor, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence.”


In literature:

Leave not, however, the horse and armor here.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6" by Charles H. Sylvester
Many of the shops belonged to armorers, who had armor of all sorts for any one who would buy.
"King Arthur and His Knights" by Maude L. Radford
Already the camp resounded with the thrilling call of the trumpet, the clank of armor, and the tramp and neigh of steeds.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, May 1844" by Various
They wouldn't even leave a mark on armor such as Bobbie wore.
"The Adventures of Maya the Bee" by Waldemar Bonsels
But one thing, at any rate, was clear: "Armor" was declined.
"Stories by American Authors (Volume 4)" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
We had ridden out past the outguard on the armored train, left it and proceeded along the railway.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
Parr looked once again at the armor, which he had drawn free of its dead owner.
"The Devil's Asteroid" by Manly Wade Wellman
He did not have on his armor.
"Jack Wright and His Electric Stage;" by "Noname"
Five grotesquely armored figures wafted themselves forward on pencils of force.
"Masters of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith
Now a clank of metal against metal sounded behind me; from the side passage a figure in radiation armor moved out.
"Greylorn" by John Keith Laumer
Patroclus started out, and, when the Trojans saw the well-known armor, they shrank back in terror, for they greatly feared Achilles.
"The Story of the Greeks" by H. A. Guerber
And the first signs of chafing made themselves apparent beneath their armor.
"Despoilers of the Golden Empire" by Gordon Randall Garrett
When arrayed in a knight's armor she refused to accept a sword.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 5 of 8" by Various
Hence the Gospel arms us with divine armor, and that alone.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
He could see Dar Makun sitting between the armor fins of his riding lizard.
"The Weakling" by Everett B. Cole
Now that his armor was off and an hour or more had passed, Simon felt more at ease and was inclined to accept the situation.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Anguish for Rachel cracked his armor against fear.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
Only a moment Nelson stood, shaken by the merciless wind, scanning the piece of bronzed armor between his gloved hands with a fresh interest.
"Astounding Stories, February, 1931" by Various
Completely surrounding and protecting the exit stood a double rank of hoplites in bronze armor.
"Astounding Stories, March, 1931" by Various
He stared in open-mouthed amazement at the armored monster.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various

In poetry:

"I hear them call," cried the dying man,
His eyes grew full of light;
"Now bring me here my warrior robes,
My sword and armor bright.
"Death of the Old Sea King" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
In armor strong the fearless knight
    At daybreak rode away,
And from her window in the tower
    The lady watched all day.
"Two Mornings" by Sarah Orne Jewett
I stand in the middle of a mown field.
You stand beside me in shining armor.
I have found myself a Leader -
He is glorious and winged.
"I Gather Motley Flowers" by Mikhail Alekseevich Kuzmin
How happy is he born and taught
That serveth not another's will;
Whose armor is his honest thought,
And simple truth his utmost skill.
"Lord Of Himself" by Sir Henry Wotton
Conquistador, set in the iron armor,
I gaily follow the outgoing star,
I go over precipices, harbors
And rest in joyful groves, so far.
"The Conquistador" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
Flourished the trumpets: entered Heart,
A youth in crimson and gold.
Flourished again: Brain stood apart,
Steel-armored, dark and cold.
"The Tournament" by Sidney Lanier

In news:

Announced that it has developed new stretcher, seat and armor systems for helicopters.
MAYSAN PROVINCE, IRAQ —On May 31, a patrol of armored Land Rovers from the British Army's King's Royal Hussars regiment moves through hot dusty Maysan province in southern Iraq.
He also owned body armor, according to a co-worker.
Richards of San Angelo listens as President Obama speaks to his former Vietnam unit, Troop A, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment .
In this file photo, knights Sam Kuecker, left and Douglass Payne put on armor before the afternoon show at the Renaissance Festival in Shakopee, Minn. Kyndell Harkness, Star Tribune.
The white trucks and armored personnel carriers of the UN crawl back and forth with antlike diligence between Butmir airport on the western edge of Sarajevo and the headquarters of the UN peace-keeping force just inside the city limits.
Ring Power's The Rook offers law enforcement agencies a versatile, tracked tactical vehicle with ballistic armoring rated to stop Level IV threats including armor-piercing rifle rounds.
Will Armor leads Notre Dame High School Irish win.
Man armed with shotgun robs armored truck employee.
Ray Suarez leads a discussion with two military experts about whether US forces in Iraq have enough armor.
Troops Question Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld about Armor.
Getting intimate with the world's go-to knight in shining armor Fabio.
Many of the barrier islands along its coast have long been lined by rock jetties, concrete sea walls or other protective armor.
Their crews nicknamed these ships " tin can s" because they lacked armor.
Pro Armor has a new product that can not only help you change a tire but gives you a solid platform to carry a spare on some ATVs and all UTVs.

In science:

The DU in these anti-tank weapons is initially in solid form, e.g., in the case of the API PGU 14/B projectiles delivered by A-10 ground-attack aircrafts, in the form of a 96 mm long and 16 mm diameters cylinder which constitutes the main component of the armor-piercing penetrators.
A comparison of delayed radiobiological effects of depleted-uranium munitions versus fourth-generation nuclear weapons
These results confirm the known fact: more rigid armors can possess less stopping power. Note that the related concept of the so-called super-plastic protective structures (SPPS) can be found in .
Numerical simulation of high-speed penetration-perforation dynamics in layered armor shields
However, with more data, and further analysis, chinks in the CKM armor may well appear.
Theory Summary of the Electroweak Session for Moriond 2005
Experimental ingenuity has not been able to pierce the Model’s armor and I cannot help thinking of the prophetic words of Leon Lederman at the Rochester meeting held in Madison twenty five years ago: “the experimentalists do not have enough money and the theorists are overconfident”.
Lepton Photon Symposium 2005: Summary and Outlook
The most relevant parts of this text refer to the bias present in seemingly objective judgements. For example, the trend towards predicting an outcome favourably due to the fact that the subject has a vested interest in the outcome (Armor and Taylor, 2000).
Exploring Human Factors in Spreadsheet Development
If we consider hypothesis fixation, confirmation bias (Fraser and Smith, 2002) or optimistic bias (Armor and Taylor, 2002) in this context, the little testing that is applied can be rendered invalid.
Exploring Human Factors in Spreadsheet Development
However, data from the related research areas of behind-armor blunt trauma (BABT) and ballistic pressure waves (BPW) are also instructive.
Working toward exposure thresholds for blast-induced traumatic brain injury: thoracic and acceleration mechanisms
Such pressure waves can be initiated by the rapid deformation of body armor due to ballistic impact (Cannon, 2001; Roberts et al., 2007; Merkle et al., 2008).
Working toward exposure thresholds for blast-induced traumatic brain injury: thoracic and acceleration mechanisms
The notable feature across the board for new physics search at the LHC, however, is that no cracks were found in SM’s armor.
Hints for a Low Bs --> mu+ mu- Rate and the Fourth Generation
Although strenuous efforts have been made to uncover chinks in its armor, the Standard Model remains so far unscathed by Run I searches at the Tevatron.
Searches for New Physics at the Tevatron