Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In armor, a hood like the camail, attached to the hauberk and drawn at pleasure over the head and steel cap, worn by the Persians during the third and fourth centuries after Christ. A similar hood was worn by the Circassians up to the time of their subjugation by the Russians.
“O'er his brow his cap was wrinkled, back was his mail-hood cast,”
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