Wrestling matches, in the different fashions of Cornwall and Devonshire, were seen here and there about the market-place; in one corner, there was a friendly bout at quarterstaff; and -- what attracted most interest of all -- on the platform of the pillory, already so noted in our pages, two masters of defence were commencing an exhibition with the buckler
Old Captain Peleg, many years her chief-mate, before he commanded another vessel of his own, and now a retired seaman, and one of the principal owners of the Pequod, --this old Peleg, during the term of his chief-mateship, had built upon her original grotesqueness, and inlaid it, all over, with a quaintness both of material and device, unmatched by anything except it be Thorkill-Hake's carved buckler
Knights, with a long retinue of their squires, In gaudy liveries march and quaint attires; One laced the helm, another held the lance, A third the shining buckler
In a village of La Mancha, the name of which I have no desire to call to mind, there lived not long since one of those gentlemen that keep a lance in the lance-rack, an old buckler
, a lean hack, and a greyhound for coursing.
Then with sword and buckler
girded at his side he made a goodly show.
A name like yours must be as a buckler
to me on my way.
Steighton; this enlightened me; afterwards I came to the counting-house prepared, and managed to receive the millowner's blasphemous sarcasms, when next levelled at me, on a buckler
of impenetrable indifference.
They made a living fence, spear to spear, shield to shield, buckler
, helmet to helmet, and man to man.
Daylight was waning, a splendid sun, like a red steel buckler
, was plunging the lower extremity of its disc beneath the blue line of the sea.
How England can get on through four long summer months without its bar --which is its acknowledged refuge in adversity and its only legitimate triumph in prosperity--is beside the question; assuredly that shield and buckler
of Britannia are not in present wear.
replied Philippe, in rather a lower key, "do you likewise constitute yourself the buckler
He had lifted up one boy with his hook, and was using him as a buckler
[shield], when another, who had just passed his sword through Mullins, sprang into the fray.