ring mail

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ring mail (Middle Ages) flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ring mail a kind of mail made of small steel rings sewed upon a garment of leather or of cloth.
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Usage

In literature:

He had also a strong coat of ring-mail.
"Heimskringla" by Snorri Sturlason
Then he sought to loosen the rings that held the coat of mail.
"Opera Stories from Wagner" by Florence Akin
The hero gives him, before his death, his ring, his helm, and his coat of mail, 2810 ff.
"Beowulf" by Unknown
Arrayed in thy mail and ear-rings, thou wilt, O bestower of honours, be incapable of being slain by foes in battle!
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2" by Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
HAUBERK, a coat or tunic of mail made of interwoven steel rings and extending below the knees.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Both of them wore ring mail of the best.
"Havelok The Dane" by Charles Whistler
He wore a leather jerkin lined with steel rings, mail as stout as any forged.
"Helmet of Navarre" by Bertha Runkle
Knowing thee to be such, the subduer himself of Paka will come to beg of thee thy ear-rings and coat of mail.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
It was full of mail, and with the close-knit ring shirts were helms, and some few short, heavy swords.
"A Sea Queen's Sailing" by Charles Whistler
But when he heard the tramp and ring of warriors in their mail, he started and turned round sharply.
"King Olaf's Kinsman" by Charles Whistler
The javelins and spear-thrusts fail To pierce his coat of ringed mail.
"Erling the Bold" by R.M. Ballantyne
Only I wish you'd ring and see if any mail has come for me.
"Stanford Stories" by Charles K. Field
A hauberk, or coat of mail, composed of steel rings, protected his body.
"With Spurs of Gold" by Frances Nimmo Greene
I could swear I heard the measured tramp of men And ring of mail, yet is it but illusion.
"Gycia" by Lewis Morris
With the dancing of the ring-mail and the smitten shields of war.
"Myths of the Norsemen" by H. A. Guerber
The effigy is clad in a shirt of ring mail, above which is a loose garment, girded at the waist.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
A close coif was probably worn beneath it when it was of ringed mail, to spare the fretting of the metal on the head.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
Fire from the mail-links sparkled beneath the thund'ring stroke.
"The Nibelungenlied" by Unknown
All good coats of mail were formed of duplicated rings, and their impenetrability to a lance thrust was an essential quality.
"The History of Chivalry, Volume I (of 2)" by Charles Mills
Wrangling and stamping about, the men were struggling into their shirts of ring-mail.
"The Vinland Champions" by Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
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In poetry:

Earl William mark'd the with'ring grass,
As the water-knight drew near;
His coal-black mail and the silver pale,
And he grasp'd his trusty spear ....
"The Black Knight Of The Water" by Anne Bannerman
On snow-tressed crags that twinkling flash,
Like champions mailed for clanking war,
Glares down large Phosphor's quiv'ring star,
Where teeth of foam the fierce seas gnash.
"The White Evening" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

E-Mail, a Virtual Class Ring.
In fact, police suspect some identity theft and mail fraud rings specifically target Florida condo and apartment communities, particularly those with large numbers of residents and low-security, centralized mailbox areas ripe for the picking.
The phone is ringing, your e-mail inbox continues to fill, and the stack of papers on your desk grows exponentially as the hours tick by.
Fred Kieling remembers his brother even sent Murray an engagement ring in the mail.
When the timer rings, they must stop checking e-mail and come to the table, pronto.
In 10 years of delivering mail, Lisa Taylor has delivered an array of mail including homing pigeons, colored chicks and a wedding ring to a bride an hour before the ceremony.
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