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- n. armor that protects the wearer's whole body
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His sinewy arms were bare to the shoulder, and he wore a shell of some metallic substance as a breast-and back-plate, not unlike the very ancient body armor of Raf's own world.
The other figure was female, decked in bluish body armor that looked jury-rigged, as if she changed its dimensions constantly.
So next, while the various authorities moved their teams into place, Ron and Jean Chandler glided along Peacock Lane for the third time, with a Jacksonville cop in civies over body armor behind the wheel.
On the shore adjacent to the town there waited perhaps a thousand Moorish Berber horse troopers, equipped as were the Numidians — no saddles, no bridles, no body armor — just a cluster of spears held in one hand, and long-swords, and shields.
The tent was bare-bones, the cots sand- and dust-covered, with our body armor used as makeshift pillows.
It is the little light-infant of the river, with body armor of gold or silver spangles, slipping, gliding its life through with a quirk of the tail, half in the water, half in the air, upward and ever upward with flitting fin to more crystalline tides, yet still abreast of us dwellers on the bank.
What Flinx had felt moving slightly beneath the first man's body armor were bunched strands of haustorium.