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body armour

protective covering used to prevent injury to the body
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  • The body armour I don't so much mind, now that I am fairly in the saddle.

  • The term was also given to a stitched, wadded lining for body armour.


    Marie D. Webster
  • Over the body armour was a garment, called by Chaucer “the cote-armoure, as white as is the lily floure.”

    Armour in England J. Starkie Gardner
  • As we have shown, these great helms were not attached to the body armour and were thus liable to be struck off in battle.

    Armour & Weapons

    Charles John Ffoulkes
  • Reichel proceeds from the imaginary postulate that a man who has a body-covering shield dispenses with body armour.

    The World of Homer

    Andrew Lang
  • Your armour fits you as if made for you, save that these cuishes scarce meet your body armour.

    Both Sides the Border

    G. A. Henty
  • Defensive armour consists of body armour, protections for the head and the limbs, and various types of shield.

  • The body armour is covered by a jupon; the tilting helmet has a knights chapeau and drapery carrying the lion crest.

  • This use of is universal in Homer, and so, for men-at-arms, is the possession of body armour.

    The World of Homer

    Andrew Lang
  • It was generally formed of small overlapping rings of plate, and attached either to the body armour or to the armet.

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