Definition of Chain armour

1. Noun. (Middle Ages) flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chain Armour

chain-compensated spirometer
chain armor
chain armour (current term)
chain complex
chain complexes
chain drive
chain fern
chain ferry
chain gang
chain gangs
chain guard
chain gun
chain guns
chain isomer
chain letter
chain letters
chain lightning

Literary usage of Chain armour

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by Sir William Wilson Hunter (1886)
"chain armour. ARTS AND MANUFACTURES. woof of thin silk or cotton. ... chain armour, fine as lacework, and said to be of Persian derivation, ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1867)
"That the chain-armour of the Hartford was a good protection against the ... Solid shot struck chain- armour, cut through armour, lodged in spar-deck beam. ..."

3. The Archaeological Journal by Royal Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland Central Committee, Royal Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (1871)
"Riveted chain armour was brought into Europe, for the first time, from the East, by the soldiers of the Crusades, and I believe that the earliest specimens ..."

4. The Khedive's Egypt: Or, The Old House of Bondage Under New Masters by Edwin De Leon (1877)
"... morally to " Bluff King Hal "—His military mania—Life under tents, and black knights in chain armour —His work in Egypt—A bright dawn and stormy sunset. ..."

5. The Antiquary (1883)
"I HE prevalent ideas in the mind of the well-trained antiquary or archaeologist regarding the history of chain armour are very frequently based on the ..."

6. The Gardens of the Sun; Or, A Naturalist's Journal on the Mountains and in by Frederick William Burbidge (1880)
"... Tobacco — Native produce—chain armour—Chinese settlers. SOON after dinner one of the Sultan's "ministers" came on board to tell us that a grand pig-hunt ..."

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