chain mail

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chain mail (Middle Ages) flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chain mail flexible, defensive armor of hammered metal links wrought into the form of a garment.
    • Chain mail See under Chain, and Coat.
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Usage

In literature:

Plate and chain mail.
"Two Gallant Sons of Devon" by Harry Collingwood
Peeping out from behind the coats of chained mail that screened them Jack and Tom fastened their eyes on the advancing figure.
"Air Service Boys Flying for Victory" by Charles Amory Beach
He was arrayed in chain-mail, and his helmet was on his brow.
"The Boy Crusaders" by John G. Edgar
The sky was cold and gray as chain mail.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Swords might also be obtained; and some shirts of chain-mail, new bows and new arrows.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
The features are handsome, and the whole body is wrapped in chain mail.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
When morning came, Arthur was arrayed in a suit of chain mail and provided with a strong horse, which he viewed with knightly ardor.
"Historic Tales, Vol. XIII (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Towering above them were mounted men, men dressed in hauberks and doublets of chain mail.
"The Eye of Wilbur Mook" by H. B. Hickey
The chain mail showed under the trussed blouses of the wine-carriers.
"The White Plumes of Navarre" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
Rechberg put on a shirt of fine chain-mail, with a hood for the neck and back of the head, and his arms and legs were protected with.
"Barbarossa; An Historical Novel of the XII Century." by Conrad von Bolanden
At its beginning we see many knights still clad in chain mail with no visible plate.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
An Imperial guard, wearing light chain mail and a red turban, moved through the doorway, weapon in hand.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
The soldiers noticed, too, that from under his kaftan gleamed the edge of chain mail, as if he were going to battle.
"The Deluge, Vol. I. (of 2)" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
Despite the heat, he wore chain-mail and helmet, and his hand was on his sword.
"King-Errant" by Flora Annie Steel
Antler's horns protruded from the chain-mail skull-cap of a fifth; a sixth carried a round shield, covered with raw-hide, and a spear.
"The Hill of Venus" by Nathan Gallizier
It may be noticed that a dagger or short sword was worn by the knight even in days of chain mail, for the hauberk was a complete case.
"The History of Chivalry, Volume I (of 2)" by Charles Mills
This image is clad in a complete suit of chain-mail, and is considered to be the most ancient of its kind in the county.
"Nooks and Corners of Pembrokeshire" by H. Thornhill Timmins
As is the case with King Arthur, the breastplate is worn over a coat of chain mail, and the greaves worn are plain.
"Tyrol and its People" by Clive Holland
Here, in flexible chain-mail hood, shirt, and spurs, stands the effigy of Edward I.
"Over the Ocean" by Curtis Guild
Time and again Musa's weapon clashed on his hauberk, making the chain mail ring and its wearer reel.
"God Wills It!" by William Stearns Davis
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In poetry:

Night, and heath, and deep morass
Hear the chain-mailed warrior pass.
Ambushed lay the treacherous foe,
Ear to earth, and dart on bow.
"The Pool Of The Iron Shirt" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
The poor are crushed: the tyrants link their chain;
The poet sings through narrow dungeon-grates;
Man's hope lies quenched; and, lo! with steadfast gain
Freedom doth forge her mail of adverse fates.
"Elegy On The Death Of Dr. Channing" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

GOP Heath Care Infighting Revealed in E-mail Chain.
Chain-mail tanks, dresses, and accessories slink up the season's rough-and-tumble fabrics and attitudes.
Women of Fox News' Chain-Mail Propaganda: What's Wrong With This Email.
Scholar Looks for First Link in E-Mail Chain About Obama.
With viruses, chain e-mails, and a phone that always keeps you connected, it's becoming more common for people to buy the wooden nickels.
Douglas Smith, a chain-smoking mail-order entrepreneur from the coal mining town of Ashland, Ky.
Nautical goods for your seafaring friends—from toggle coats and wool throws to anchor-adorned billfolds and chain-mail oyster gloves.
Phoenix's downtown art scene is alive with unique and colorful characters, whether it's a homeless artist adorned in aluminum pull-tab chain mail or some punker sporting a multicolored Mohawk.
Fuse Lighting "The Boa pendant, with chain mail around the light source, is sexy and high-style".
Alaska may have had a gold rush or two back in the day, but when I was a young sailor stationed on a remote island in the Aleutian chain, I panned for gold every night at mail call.
Madonna in a chain-mail bodice and tiered skirt at the same event.
Illusionist relies on protective chain-mail suit during 72-hour 'Electrified' ordeal.
Shucking can be dangerous, and as speed and numbers increase, so does the risk -- hence the chain-mail gloves made just for this task.
Last week, a six-month-old chain e-mail letter reached the elite literary world, snaking its way up to New Yorker editor Hendrik Hertzberg, who fell for it hook, line, and sinker.
The chain also will give away makeup from Benefit Cosmetics and a 20 percent discount voucher for a Virgin America flight, according to the e-mail.
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