There was, first, the belief in “gentrice,” in a natural difference of kind between men of coat armour and men without it.
The boy prince was given a suit of coat armour, a shield and a sword.
A tall Crusader in coat armour stood smoking a cigarette and talking to a Savoyard peasant-girl.
Next followed mourners, and after them the herald, with the dead man's coat armour, checkered silver and azure.
The plate-jack is coat armour; the vaunt-brace, or wam-brace, armour for the body; the sperthe, a battle-axe.
Heraldry in those days was the recognised mark of hereditary honour and gentility, and coat armour had an intrinsic value.
The cap upon his head is red, and so also is the ground of the coat armour.
Carey vanquished the Aragonese, and took his coat armour in lieu of his own; viz.
It has a modern Gothic porch, carved with the griffin, which forms the coat armour of the Inn.
Baldwin de Moels, or Moules, was the sheriff, and his descendants bore mules on their coat armour.