from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Armed with a corselet or coat of mail.


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  • Forsooth she had her bended bow in hand; but let alone that the knight was over-near to her that she might get a shaft out of her quiver and nock it, ere he should run in on her, and let alone also that he was byrnied, she scarce deemed that it behoved her to slay or wound the man because she would be quit of him.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles


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