Some wore a corselet of pieces of hard wood laced together with bear grass, so as to form a light coat of mail
, pliant to the body; and a kind of casque of cedar bark, leather, and bear grass, sufficient to protect the head from an arrow or war club.
And saying these words, he girded on a short sword, placed a pistol in his belt, disclosing in this movement, which opened his doublet a little, the fine rings of a coat of mail
, destined to protect him from the first dagger-thrust of an assassin.
Jupiter was clad in a coat of mail
, covered with black velvet, with gilt nails; and had it not been for the rouge, and the huge red beard, each of which covered one-half of his face,--had it not been for the roll of gilded cardboard, spangled, and all bristling with strips of tinsel, which he held in his hand, and in which the eyes of the initiated easily recognized thunderbolts,--had not his feet been flesh-colored, and banded with ribbons in Greek fashion, he might have borne comparison, so far as the severity of his mien was concerned, with a Breton archer from the guard of Monsieur de Berry.
In this dress I am vowed to poverty, nor do I change it for aught save a horse and a coat of mail
He was mounted upon a powerful horse, and had on a coat of mail
, with four of the pistols they call petronels in that country at his waist.