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Chain mail   /tʃeɪn meɪl/   Listen
Chain mail

(Middle Ages) flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings.  Synonyms: chain armor, chain armour, mail, ring armor, ring armour, ring mail.

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"Chain mail" Quotes from Famous Books

... thorn in his father's side. There William besieged him, bringing the two younger sons with him, though Henry was but twelve years old. For three weeks there was sharp fighting; and, finally, a battle, in which the younger William was wounded, and the elder, cased in his full armor of chain mail, encountered unknowingly with Robert, in the like disguising hawberk. The Conqueror's horse was killed; his esquire, an Englishman, in bringing him another, was slain; and he himself received a blow which caused such agony that ...
— Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II • Charlotte Mary Yonge

... besides being the oldest of its kind, is the very knightliest memorial an English gentleman could have. A plain slab of brass, on which has been elaborately engraved the figure of a soldier in full chain mail, with his six-foot lance and its fringed pennon, his long prick-spurs, and his great two-handed sword, it has lain in an English church for nearly six centuries and a-half. The Lombardic lettering which runs round the brass is half illegible, but the form of the old inscription, perfect ...
— Highways and Byways in Surrey • Eric Parker

... apparition. I scarce remember a lord in all the many works of Mr. Besant, nor do they people the romances of Mr. Black. Mr. Kipling does not deal in them, nor Mr. George Meredith much; Mr. Haggard hardly gets beyond a baronet, and he wears chain mail in Central Africa, and tools with an axe. Mrs. Oliphant has a Scotch peer, but he is less interesting and prominent than his family ghost. No, we have only Ouida left, and Mr. Norris—who writes about people of fashion, indeed, but who has nothing ...
— Essays in Little • Andrew Lang

Words linked to "Chain mail" :   body armor, body armour, suit of armor, voider, Middle Ages, byrnie, Dark Ages, suit of armour, chain armour, coat of mail, brigandine, hauberk, habergeon, cataphract, gusset

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