brigandine

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a medieval coat of chain mail consisting of metal rings sewn onto leather or cloth

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For if the scenario is in fact the blockade of the 1580s, when Turkish "galleys and pilling brigandines" did "yearly sail to the Venetian gulf" and "cut the straits" to deny the "argosies" of "fair Europe the wealth and riches of the world" (T1, 3.3.248-50; T2, 1.1.39-41, 1.3.33), Tamburlaine's hyperbole works, Marjorie Garber notes, to minimize obstacles through the creative accountancy of writing.(34) Like the Company agent's, his pen is his sword as he deletes lines and multiplies figures with supreme indifference to actuality.