from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having glittering armor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having bright armor.
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And so, as he plods along with his defenceless company trailing behind him, as you may see the Arab caravans streaming over the same uplands to-day, all at once, in the middle of his march, a bright-harnessed army of angels meets him.
And so from the mouth of this not very devout king the prophet was reminded of his own ancient experiences, and invited to feel that, unseen or seen, the solemn forms stood 'bright-harnessed,' and strong,
It is generally supposed that the 'Angel of the Lord' here is to be taken collectively, and that the meaning is -- the 'bright-harnessed' hosts of these divine messengers are as an army of protectors round them who fear God.
Who can count the numbers of these 'bright-harnessed angels,' sometimes more, sometimes less, flickering and fluttering into and out of sight, which shone upon the vision of the weeping onlookers?
Not in visible form, but in reality, 'bright-harnessed angels stand' all around the chamber where prayer is made.
"bright-harnessed angels" ranked in battle array for the defence of himself and his own little band, and called the name of the place the