chain armour

Definitions

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

In literature:

Meseemed they were made up of tiny rings, like those in coats of chain-armour, though at this time I had seen nought of the kind.
"Jerome Cardan" by William George Waters
The household of Abner and Miriam, in number twelve hundred, clad in chain armour of ivory and gold.
"Alroy The Prince Of The Captivity" by Benjamin Disraeli
Page, my chain-armour, helmet, lance, and buckler!
"Prince Prigio" by Andrew Lang
Unfastening his chain-mail armour at the back, he opened him up, so to speak, and went in.
"Personal Reminiscences in Book Making" by R.M. Ballantyne
Page, my chain-armour, helmet, lance, and buckler!
"Prince Prigio From "His Own Fairy Book"" by Andrew Lang
Chain armour and clank of armour, daggers for gentlemen, and stilettoes for ladies.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
Not that he was inwardly easy: his heart palpitated with a moral dread, against which no chain-armour could be found.
"Romola" by George Eliot
A kind of armour which consisted of alternate rows of leather or cotton and single chain-mail.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
But Margarita would have moulded a suit of chain-armour, I believe, to her personality.
"Margarita's Soul" by Ingraham Lovell
But as against this was the protecting strength of a triple chain armour.
"The Sign of the Spider" by Bertram Mitford
Scorning such ribald chaff, he had ordered a magnificent costume of chain armour.
"The Limit" by Ada Leverson
Others were like chain-armour, of which the strips were fastened together by bits of hide or leather.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
The regulation stereotype ghost in armour and clanking chains, eh!
"Byways of Ghost-Land" by Elliott O'Donnell
Chain armour and clank of armour, daggers for gentlemen, and stilettos for ladies.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat
The soldiers in the fort were in chain armour.
"Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp" by John Shipp
A man in chain armour passed through a castle door, and the seeress noticed with surprise the bareness and rudeness of castle rooms.
"Ideas of Good and Evil" by William Butler Yeats
Dialectic rarely penetrates the chain-armour of his prejudices.
"The African Colony" by John Buchan
Behind her stood a tall man in chain armour, his visor so nearly covering his face as practically to mask it.
"Lord John in New York" by C. N. Williamson
To the right we see a knight in the chain armour of the period with his shield hung over his arm.
"Lessons in the Art of Illuminating" by W. J. Loftie
Some of the richer men possess suits of chain armour.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 8" by Various
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