from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as ring-mail.
- n. Armor made by sewing rings of metal on a background of leather or cloth. See cut in next column.
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Near that of the man lay some ring-armor, a shield-buckle, two stones of a hand-mill for grinding corn, bits for bridles, stirrups, some gold finger rings and a fibula of the same metal.
And when he smote ring-armor/the fire forth did flash.