Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Chain-mail.
  • n. In some writers, mail having unusually large links or rings: in attempted discrimination of different styles of chainmail.

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Examples

  • Wind whistles among those great, rainbow-shimmering pinions 'His cloak blows back from his shoulders; the air strikes through'. his ring-mail and sheathes him in cold.

    The Clique

  • Then he entered the camp and was met by Gharib, clad in complete suit of ring-mail, who gave him joy of his safe return.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • And then he brake out amidst them, and there were three of them on him, yet for no long while, whereas their weapons bit not on the armour of the Faery, and his woodland blade sheared leather and ring-mail to the flesh and the bone: mighty were his strokes, and presently all three were wallowing on the earth.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Most wore European or Turkish ring-mail, but a few sported the lamellar armour of Byzantium, the overlapping scales of steel almost as thin as shaved wood and shot with gold.

    The Falcons of Montabard

  • His horned helmet was such as was worn by the golden-haired 'sir of Nordheim; his hauberk and greaves were of the finest workmanship of Koth; the fine ring-mail which sheathed his arms and legs was of Nemedia; the blade at his girdle was a great Aquilonian broadsword; and his gorgeous scarlet cloak could have been spun nowhere but in Ophir.

    The Coming of Conan The Cimmerian

  • From the cabin he brought forth a suit of Aquilonian ring-mail which Hadrathus had procured for him, and his sword.

    The Bloody Crown of Conan

  • A spear missed his midriff by inches, whistling past to embed itself in the wooden slats of a bench behind him The spear's intended victim, a roaring Ansar Majlis sympathizer, pulled a mortar trowel from his tool belt and launched himself at the ring-mail clad woman who'd thrown the spear.

    Ripping Time

  • Women in ring-mail armor who resembled a cartoonist's vision of ancient valkyries staggered into view, complete with shields, spears, and swords.

    Ripping Time

  • His horned helmet was such as was worn by the golden-haired JEsir of Nordheim; his hauberk and greaves were of the finest workmanship of Koth; the fine ring-mail which sheathed his arms and legs was of Nemedia; the blade at his girdle was a great Aquilonian broadsword; and his gorgeous scarlet cloak could have been spun nowhere but in Ophir.

    The Conan Chronicles

  • Caramon's dragon helm glinted in the flickering lights; his ring-mail armor was visible whenever the wind blew his cape back.

    Dragons of Autumn Twilight

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