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Chain armor   /tʃeɪn ˈɑrmər/   Listen
Chain armor

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

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"Chain armor" Quotes from Famous Books

... effigies are ablaze with jewels. The mantles which cover them are of Oriental brocade wrought in gold and silver patterns, and the belts, swords, and daggers are adorned with sparkling gems. A suit of chain armor worn by one of the Sultans of olden times is ornamented with gold and diamonds. On the second floor of the Treasury, to which we ascended by a narrow stairway, the most carefully guarded treasure is a throne used by a former Turkish ruler. This Turkish throne is made of precious wood inlaid ...
— A Trip to the Orient - The Story of a Mediterranean Cruise • Robert Urie Jacob

... with casques of steel, cuirasses, cuisses, brassards, and gauntlets, formerly much used and worth from ten up to three hundred oxen, are now little esteemed; though chain armor, resembling that of the ancient Persians, is still worn occasionally by the chiefs of tribes. This is generally of considerable antiquity, exquisitely wrought, of perfect temper, light, elastic, and fitting the body ...
— Life of Schamyl - And Narrative of the Circassian War of Independence Against Russia • John Milton Mackie

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

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