Origin of chain mail
First recorded in 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for chain mail
He was arrayed in chain-mail, and his helmet was on his brow.The Boy Crusaders
John G. Edgar
Swords might also be obtained; and some shirts of chain-mail, new bows and new arrows.Robin Hood
And when he does,” said Armand kindly, “will be time enough for the chain-mail.The Princess Dehra
John Reed Scott
The Cargan seems to have been a collar or tippet of chain-mail.
Mr. Kerrich considers the coats marked with rounds as chain-mail.
- another term for mail 2 (def. 1)
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