ring armour

Definitions

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

In literature:

It ceased, and the clang of armour told that his rider alighted, and the sound of his ringing heels approached the hall.
"Phantastes" by George MacDonald
Then, greatly wroth, she hasted and lifted the stone on high; she flung it far from her, and leaped after it with loud-ringing armour.
"The Fall of the Niebelungs" by Unknown
Vouchsafe me but an armourer, just to rivet up the rings through which scratched so felinely the paw of that well-appelled Griffin.
"Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
He was clothed in a light suit of armour, the hauberk, with the rings set edgewise, reaching down to the knees.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)" by John Roby
They also wore coils of brass wire, girdles of small silver coins, and sometimes broad belts of brass ring-armour.
"Blown to Bits" by Robert Michael Ballantyne
And the hero taking off his ear-rings and armour gave them unto the Brahmana.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
It passed through the iron as if it had been silk and struck on the rings of Gunther's armour.
"Hero Tales and Legends of the Rhine" by Lewis Spence
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
Their ringed armour rang as they walked.
"Northland Heroes" by Florence Holbrook
They also wore coils of brass wire, girdles of small silver coins, and sometimes broad belts of brass ring-armour.
"Blown to Bits" by R.M. Ballantyne
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In poetry:

Then they drew that witched sword,
And they heard the armour ring!
They wav'd it twice in Merlin's name
Before they touch'd the king ....
"The Prophecy Of Merlin" by Anne Bannerman
Your ring is frosted with rubies;
I was unhappy and you looked over the wall,
I saw your face among the crimson lilies;
There is no armour that a lover can buy,
And your hair is a panther's shadow.
"Ballade Of Muhammad Din Tilai" by Edward Powys Mathers
Did I not watch him while he let
His armourer just brace his greaves,
Rivet his hauberk, on the fret
The while! His foot… my memory leaves
No least stamp out nor how anon
He pulled his ringing gauntlets on.
"Count Gismond--Aix in Provence" by Robert Browning