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  • adj. set with one or more pennons (of a pole, spear, mast, etc.)

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Bearing a pennon.


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From pennon +‎ -ed


  • Using their pennoned lances, Roger's two lieutenants prodded at a cast-off husk of pinkish armor.

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  • Yet it was not her height that sent through me the thrill of awe, of half incredulous terror which, relaxing my grip, let my smoking rifle drop to earth; nor was it that about her proud head a cloud of shining tresses swirled and pennoned like a misty banner of woven copper flames — no, nor that through her veils her body gleamed faint radiance.

    The Metal Monster

  • The waif is a pennoned pole, two or three of which are carried by every boat; and when additional game is at hand, are inserted upright into the floating body of a dead whale, both to mark its place on the sea, and also as token of prior possession, should the boats of any other ship draw near.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • But they were streaming out of the gully, too, Tiger soldiers with drawn swords, and at their head the white-button mandarin and half a dozen mounted monsters in black bamboo armour and helmets, brandishing pennoned spears and screaming blue murder.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • Conan's first thought was that he had stumbled onto a traveling fair, for well over half a thousand people surrounded those gaily striped and pennoned pavilions, being lowered now by turbaned servants.

    Conan The Victorious

  • With one hand Aiken raised his pennoned lance, saluting first the royal box and then the mob of spectators.

    The Golden Torc

  • The lines of helmets and pennoned lances disappeared over the crest of a pass cutting through the bleak mountain range that formed the rocky spine of Italy.

    The Saracen: The Holy War

  • Cardinal Ascanio himself came to the city gate with clergy and the Council; cavalry, a parti-coloured array, pennoned and feathered, escorted them to the castle.

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  • Every one had warned us so repeatedly about Uhlans that we fully expected to find them, with their pennoned lances and their square-topped schapskas, lurking behind every hedge, and when they did not come spurring out to intercept us we were greatly disappointed.

    Fighting in Flanders

  • These two coats Nigel knew, as did every warrior in Europe, but a dense grove of pennoned lances surrounded them, bearing charges which were strange to him, from which he understood that these belonged to the Guienne division of the army.

    Sir Nigel


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