The truth probably is that we do not so much lack manners as suffer from a sort of armour-plated manner.
Only the powder-magazines were armour-plated, but the plates used were of the strongest kind.
This relied on 13-feet-thick sides to protect her crew, but was not armour-plated.
It was armour-plated, had jaws like scimitars, and underneath its body was a forest of legs.
You kin no longer afford to go on with an antiquated, ante-diluvian, armour-plated wheel.
Big heavy marching boots, armour-plated on the sole and so large that they looked and felt like barges.
The dragons of the prime that tare each other in their slime have yielded place to eighty-ton guns and armour-plated turret-ships.
Carried also my armour-plated umbrella, which can be used (on emergencies) as a shield to quick-firing guns.
Victoria wants an armour-plated ship, for which she will partly pay, and a training ship, and Sir John Pakington has assented.
Expected it to be armour-plated, or fitted with arial torpedoes, or something of that sort.