armor


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a military unit consisting of armored fighting vehicles

tough more-or-less rigid protective covering of an animal or plant

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equip with armor

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References in classic literature ?
He was in old-time iron armor from head to heel, with a helmet on his head the shape of a nail-keg with slits in it; and he had a shield, and a sword, and a pro- digious spear; and his horse had armor on, too, and a steel horn projecting from his forehead, and gorgeous red and green silk trappings that hung down all around him like a bedquilt, nearly to the ground.
This piece of armor was so highly polished that the whole surrounding scene had its image in the glittering steel.
A more complete article of defensive armor was a buff jerkin or shirt of great thickness, made of doublings of elk skin, and reaching to the feet, holes being left for the head and arms.
Comest thou not to me with a great array of men-at-arms and retainers, and yet art not able to take a single band of lusty knaves without armor on breast, in thine own county
As he stood thus a faint sound of clanking armor came to his attentive ears; louder and louder it grew until there could be no doubt but that a number of men were approaching.
The clanking armor, the heavy spurred feet, and the voices above him had awakened the little Prince and with a startled cry he sat upright in the bottom of the skiff.
He clad his soul in armor by means of happening hilariously in at a mission church where a man composed his sermons of "yous.
See to the noble armor set forth, and the costly taffeta--and oh, Ford, see to where the scrivener sits with the pigments and the ink-horns, and the rolls of sheepskin as white as the Beaulieu napery
Two knights in full armor, with lances raised and closed visors, sat their horses on either side, while in the centre, with two pages to tend upon him, there stood a noble-faced man in flowing purple gown, who pricked off upon a sheet of parchment the style and title of each applicant, marshalling them in their due order, and giving to each the place and facility which his rank demanded.
The Lady, however, told him that unless the armor she had brought would serve him he could not succeed.
The Dwarf, seeing his master thus overthrown and made prisoner, gathered his armor and set forth to tell his evil tidings and find help.
Most people are aware of the curious struggle which arose during the Federal war between the guns and armor of iron-plated ships.
The whole passage was hung with portraits of knights in armor, and ladies in silken gowns; and the armor rattled, and the silken gowns rustled
and the swords and armor on the knights' portraits rattled, and the silk gowns rustled; the hog's leather spoke, and the old chairs had the gout in their legs and rheumatism in their backs: Ugh
No, I can't argue with them," he thought; "they wear impenetrable armor, while I'm naked.