chain armor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chain armor (Middle Ages) flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings
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Usage

In literature:

The red light flashed into the room, and in the doorway stood a tall, thin figure clad from head to foot in glittering chain armor.
"Otto of the Silver Hand" by Howard Pyle
I owned a good plate armor and the most perfect chain coat I have ever seen.
"Yolanda: Maid of Burgundy" by Charles Major
I should like to have seen Tristram in gold chain armor.
"The Reason Why" by Elinor Glyn
Icicles hung about my face, and my clothes were as stiff as chain armor.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. VI., No. 6, May, 1896" by Various
Plate, vi, 43; vii, 2, solid armor, as distinguished from the coat of mail, or light chain armor.
"Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Book I" by Edmund Spenser
He would wear his khaki like chain armor.
"The Gay Cockade" by Temple Bailey
The prig wears chain armor outside, and runs at you with his lance when he catches a glimpse of you.
"Memoirs of Arthur Hamilton, B. A. Of Trinity College, Cambridge" by Arthur Christopher Benson
But they refused, for they recognized the chain armor.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath
Another suit is of Kashmir chain-armor almost as fine as lace.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 22. October, 1878." by Various
With a silver chain he was pulling a small ship, in which lay sleeping a knight clad in bright armor.
"Myths and Legends of All Nations" by Various
Next thing, they'll put me to work polishing chain-mail armor or make me commander of a company of musketeers.
"Unwise Child" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Chain-armor covered the king's body.
"Viking Tales" by Jennie Hall
With a silver chain he was pulling a small ship, in which lay sleeping a knight clad in bright armor.
"Famous Tales of Fact and Fancy" by Various
The panoply of Justice is as fortifying as any chain armor ever made.
"The Man Who Couldn't Sleep" by Arthur Stringer
What a figure he would cut in chain armor, or in a court costume of velvet and jewels!
"Witch Winnie" by Elizabeth W. Champney
Captain Semmes says he knew nothing about this chain armor.
"Cruise and Captures of the Alabama" by Albert M. Goodrich
I steal into the armory sometimes in the dusk, for I do so hope some of the chain-armor will rattle.
"The Lady of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
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