Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A piece of armor in use at the end of the thirteenth century, perhaps the ailette.
“Ins el jardi on chanton li auzel -- _ so it rings out in Southern France, "in an orchard under the whitethorn leaf;" and in England, later, but yet a century before Chaucer, the same clear note is echoed, _bytuene Mershe ant Averil, whan spray bigineth to spring.”
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