These were of silver, and had armour of gold upon their bodies.
"Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica" by Homer and Hesiod
The tortoise has his armour so arranged over his body that it forms one big box.
"The Human Side of Animals" by Royal Dixon
The body armour I don't so much mind, now that I am fairly in the saddle.
"Saint Bartholomew's Eve" by G. A. Henty
An exclamation of horror escaped him when he came upon the armourer's body.
"The Lonely Island" by R.M. Ballantyne
Thereafter will I in a sheltering cloud bear body and armour of the hapless girl unspoiled to the tomb, and lay them in her native land.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
But while he stripped the body of its armour one of the Latins thrust at him with a spear, and hurt him that he fell to the earth.
"Stories From Livy" by Alfred Church
The term was also given to a stitched, wadded lining for body armour.
"Quilts" by Marie D. Webster
Early English for body-armour.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The last war brought back body-armour; the next war may bring back bows and arrows.
"What I Saw in America" by G. K. Chesterton
Not even brave when your body is encased in armour.
"The Free Lances" by Mayne Reid
Their bodies were encased in bony armour of hard scales, coated with enamel.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
The armour was of proof, or that head would have been shorn from his body.
"The White Plumes of Navarre" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
Like all other body armour it was usually made of bronze.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
The hoplites, who formed the main army, wore helmet, body armour, greaves and shield, and fought with pike and sword.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
Probably the first shells and body armour of living things were protections against drying rather than against active enemies.
"A Short History of the World" by H. G. Wells
The long prostrate body glittered under the sun with a sheen like scaled armour.
"Osceola the Seminole" by Mayne Reid
Edward hastily put on his armour and sent a body of faithful adherents to defend the bridge.
"Richard III: His Life & Character" by Clements R. Markham
The price being fixed, the body armour to match was brought forward, piece by piece, and laid upon the bench.
"Agincourt" by G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford) James
The front part of the body, which is exposed when the animal is walking, retains its shelly armour.
"The Life of Crustacea" by William Thomas Calman
Conquer with an unscathed body; let the might of thine armour protect thee.
"The History of Antiquity, Volume IV (of 6)" by Max Duncker