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  • n. Plural form of hauberk.

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Examples

  • So Arabs and Ajams mounted horse, after clothing themselves in hauberks of iron and skirting themselves in straight knit mail, and sallied forth to the field, the Chiefs and the colours moving in van.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • He went on, till he came to one that had no fellow and hid under it till nightfall, when there came up a mighty many of women, as they were locusts over-swarming the land and they marched afoot and armed cap-à-pie in hauberks and strait-knit coats of mail hending drawn swords in their hands, who, seeing the merchandise landed from the ships, busied themselves therewith.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • As soon as it was morning Jaland mounted with two hundred and sixty-thousand fighting-men, clad cap-à-pie in hauberks and cuirasses and strait-knit mail-coats, the kettle-drums beat a point of war and all drew out for cut and thrust and fight and fray.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • They wore, indeed, short hauberks, but had over them party-coloured tunics of rich stuffs, with large wide pantaloons and half-boots.

    The Talisman

  • Their helmets and hauberks were formed of steel rings, so bright that they shone like silver; their vestures were of the gayest colours, and some of cloth of gold or silver; the sashes were twisted with silk and gold, their rich turbans were plumed and jewelled, and their sabres and poniards, of Damascene steel, were adorned with gold and gems on hilt and scabbard.

    The Talisman

  • So he bade them prepare for battle and brought forth to them hauberks and cuirasses and helmets and swords and all manner of warlike gear, such as lay low warriors and do to death the champions of mankind.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Then they repaired to the second pavilion, and, opening a closet there, found it full of arms and armour, such as gilded helmets and Davidean140 hauberks and Hindi swords and Arabian spears and Chorasmian141 maces and other gear of fight and fray.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • It is easy to make these hauberks arrow-proof or sword-proof, even bullet-proof if Arab gunpowder be used: but against a modern rifle-cone they are worse than worthless as the fragments would be carried into the wound.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • They did not know that every great tribe has preserved, possibly from Crusading times, a number of hauberks, even to hundreds.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Let me tell you, we must fight today, so instead of silken shirts, wear hauberks, and instead of rich cloaks, good shields and broad, so that if any grow angry with you, ye be full armed.

    The Nibelungenlied

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