shoulder-guard love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as & épaulière.
  • n. Armor of the shoulder, especially when added to the hauberk or gambeson as an additional defense. See cuts under epaulet, 2, and pauldron.


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  • Once dressed, Waylander returned to the cave and looped his chain-mail shoulder-guard in place over his black leather jerkin.


  • Beneath his cloak the warrior wore a chain-mail shoulder-guard over a leather vest which bore many gashes and dents and carefully repaired tears.


  • Gellan was hot and tired, sweat sliding down the back of his neck under the chain-mail shoulder-guard and causing his spine to itch unbearably.


  • Then he placed his mail-ringed shoulder-guard in place.


  • It is exciting because the _retiarius_, nude except for one small shoulder-guard and a scanty apron, appears to have no chance whatever against the _secutor_ with his big vizored helmet, his complete body-armor, his kilt of lapped leather straps plated with polished metal scales, his greaves or leg-rings or boots and his full-length, curved shield and Spanish sword.

    Andivius Hedulio Adventures of a Roman Nobleman in the Days of the Empire

  • Through helm and shoulder-guard the arrows made their way; the soldiers held their shields above their heads, but the thanes had no such protection.

    Wulf the Saxon A Story of the Norman Conquest


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