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  • n. Plural form of buckler.


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  • V. ii.l7 (327,4) [I give thee the bucklers] I suppose that _to give the bucklers_ is, _to yield_, or _to lay by all thoughts of defence_, so _clipeum abjicere_.

    Notes to Shakespeare — Volume 01: Comedies

  • I saw wonders without number or count, amongst others a fish like a cow which bringeth forth its young and suckleth them like human beings; and of its skin bucklers are made. 36 There were eke fishes like asses and camels37 and tortoises twenty cubits wide. 38

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • After fifteen hundred years of constitutional study as to methods of raising on the bucklers, which is the operation of operations, the English People, surely pretty well skilled in it by this time, has raised -- the remarkable individual now addressing you.

    Latter-Day Pamphlets

  • On the 4th of January we landed with 30 men, well armed with arquebuses, pikes, long-bows, cross-bows, partizans, long swords, and swords and bucklers, meaning to seek for elephants.

    A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 07

  • The Iroquoits finds themselves plagued, ffor the ffrench had a kind of bucklers and shelters.

    Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson

  • Blinking eyes the size of bucklers, the snake lunged past the lance and snapped down on the charr—or tried to.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • I think this kind of approach favours character driven, rather than plot-centric story-lines; The Secret War books, for instance, are very plot-centric, episodic swash-bucklers and are “Big Books” all the way to the end…

    :Acquired Taste

  • Oh, if a knit of a pick is excusable, I was wondering if the lack of leather bucklers on the Aiel and long swords on the Asha'man was for the sake of the composition?

    Greg Manchess’ Lord of Chaos extended video, the artist-edition

  • The men raised a cheer, and some cataphracts hammered the hilts of their swords against their bucklers.


  • I care little, I promise you, though all his clan were coming down the Shoegate with slogan crying and pipes playing: I would find fifty blades and bucklers would send them back faster than they came.

    The Fair Maid of Perth


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