from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Quilted or padded, as in the making of a gambeson; especially, quilted in longitudinal folds or ridges so as to be pliable in one direction and more or less stiff in the other.


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  • The passage is, "Item a gamboised coat with a rough surface of gold embroidered on the nap of the cloth;" and with the note, "Like a thicket."

    Notes and Queries, Number 21, March 23, 1850

  • His charger was armed with the _chanfrons_ and gamboised housings, having thereon the royal arms, and proudly did the conscious beast paw and champ, as if rejoicing under his burden.

    Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)

  • a steel cuirass of exquisite workmanship, deemed at that time a novel but elegant style of defence, and destined soon to supersede the purpoint or gamboised work called mail.

    Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)


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