from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fabric woven with a raised pattern similar to chain mail.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Armor.
- n. A variety of twilled fabric ribbed on the surface.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The regular Middle English form of armor.
- n. A woolen or silk fabric woven with a surface-ridge forming a small pattern, as a diamond, etc.
Pinnas, they soncke the same and al the Mariners, and kept Landolpho, suffering him not to haue about him any kind of armure, not so much as an haberion.
[Footnote: Harnois, dans la langue du temps, 閠oit un terme g閚閞al qui signifioit � la fois habillement et armure; ici il d閟igne une sorte de bonnet devenu arme d閒ensive.]
Curiatij that were slaine, who meeting her brother in the triumphe, at one of the gates called Capena, and knowing the coate armure of her paramour, borne vpon her brothers shoulders, which she had wrought and made with her owne handes: She tore and rent the heare of her heade, and most piteouslye bewayled the death of her beloued.
Curiatius not able to sustaine his blowe, fell downe, and lying vpon his backe, he thrust him into the throte with his sworde, whiche done he dispoyled him of his armure.
“Wife, haue you not defaced your jewels, to make this armure?”
Cyrus, that hee made against his enemies, he addressed to make prouision of armure, and thinges meete for the fielde for hym selfe.
I dare be bold to saye thus much, that being warned and tamed, by this present penurie, they had rather plow and til the land, then they would suffer the same to be vncultured, by withdrawing themselues to armure.
¶ To trust on at nede & connyng in armure ouerco [m] e
Tout droit dans son armure, un grand homme de pierre
We see, now that Christianity has interpreted it for us, the significance of the cross – that monogram of Christ and cote-armure of pity, built up somewhere in the branches of almost every tree, stamped in the centre of almost every flower.