ring armor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ring armor (Middle Ages) flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ring armor armor composed of rings of metal. See Ring mail, below, and Chain mail, under Chain.
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Usage

In literature:

How many shining armor-rings the daring Dankwart broke!
"The Nibelungenlied" by Unknown
Armorer wore no jewellery except a gold ring on the little finger of his right hand, from which he had taken the glove the better to write.
"Stories of a Western Town" by Octave Thanet
Ring armor was common in the Middle Ages.
"Beowulf" by Unknown
He wore a red silk kirtle over his ring-armor.
"The Land of the Long Night" by Paul du Chaillu
The ring of living armor presented by the other soldiers was broken as the enormous, dying termite charged among them.
"The Raid on the Termites" by Paul Ernst
On board the king's ship were 120 picked men, all clad in ring armor and with French helmets on their heads.
"The Story of Norway" by Hjalmar H. Boyesen
Mail armor of interlinked metallic rings was used until the beginning of the fourteenth century.
"Great Inventions and Discoveries" by Willis Duff Piercy
There was the even, musical ring of whetting armor as the column filed back through Hanaleel, and silence.
"Saul of Tarsus" by Elizabeth Miller
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In poetry:

So by the armored monster goes;
In the air the trumpets ring and wail;
The Apostle in the tattered cloth,
Like a beggar, looks and poor and pale.
"The Gates of Paradise" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
My daughter's wit has hammered and filed
Her slight and glittering armor.
She hides in its rings like a dragon-child,
And nothing on earth can harm her.
"Architects" by Stephen Vincent Benet
Then awake to your rights, and don your armor,
And ne'er longer be trampled in the dust
By the rings and bosses who rob you
To gratify their taste and sensuous lust.
"Men Of Color, Do Your Duty" by Robert C O Benjamin

In news:

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.
The nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) is so named because of the nine moveable rings of armor between the animal's shoulder and the hip shields.
It has a long tail that is also protected by rings of armor .
All told, Skycages introduces 30 new items, including magic rings, swords, armor, and shields.
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