from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A berserker, or Norse warrior who fought without armour.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Berserker, or Norse warrior who fought without armor, or shirt of mail. Hence, adverbially: Without shirt of mail or armor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a shirt only; without armor.
- n. A berserk or berserker.
At the front of the Aenir line the giant Orsa felt the baresark rage upon him.
'It was your advice, was it not, to make my brother baresark?'
He fought them, learning how to go baresark at a certain point in a fight, bursting into tears of anger, reaching for rocks, uttering wailed threats of murder and attempting to fulfil them.
Flopit was baresark from the first, and the mystery is where he learned the dog-cursing that he did.
Coincidentally, Marjorie, quite baresark, laid hands upon the largest stick within reach and fell upon Penrod with blind fury.
It was individualism baresark, amok, crazily frantic.
In the bright water into which he stared, the pictures changed and were repeated: the baresark rage of Goddedaal; the blood-red light of the sunset into which they had run forth; the face of the babbling Chinaman as they cast him over; the face of the captain, seen a moment since, as he awoke from drunkenness into remorse.
There was no thought of battle in the Currency Lasses; none drew his weapon; all huddled helplessly from before the face of the baresark Scandinavian.
I had to reconcile in him all kinds of opposites -- the lusty brute and the sentimental lover; the physical coward and the baresark hero; the man with hell in his soul and the debonair gentleman.
"I will go on holmgang with thee, byrnie-clad or baresark, [*] and fight thee with axe or sword, or I will wrestle with thee, and Whitefire yonder shall be the winner's prize."