byrnie


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byrnie

(ˈbɜːnɪ)
n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) an archaic word for coat of mail
[Old English byrne; related to Old Norse brynja, Gothic brunjō, Old High German brunnia coat of mail, Old Irish bruinne breast]
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Noun1.byrnie - a long (usually sleeveless) tunic of chain mail formerly worn as defensive armorbyrnie - a long (usually sleeveless) tunic of chain mail formerly worn as defensive armor
chain armor, chain armour, chain mail, ring armor, ring armour, ring mail, mail - (Middle Ages) flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings
References in classic literature ?
But I ween this war fire is hot, fierce and poisonous; therefore have I on me shield and byrnie. .
"For him, then did the people of the Geats prepare upon the earth a funeral pile, strong, hung round with helmets, with war boards and bright byrnies as he had requested.
Byrnie (Ed.), Intercultural communication: A contextual approach (5th ed., pp.
The Emperor rides forth in very noble fashion, He has exposed his beard to view, on his byrnie. Out of loyalty to him, the others do the same, A hundred thousand Franks can be recognised in this way (Mult gentement li emperere chevalchet, Desur sa bronie fors ad mise sa barbe.
Love you always, your heartbroken daughter Diane, Byrnie, Sophie and Chloe.
2009) ("[T]he party seeking the sanction must show: (1) the party to be charged with spoliation was under an obligation to preserve the evidence; (2) the destruction was done with a 'culpable state of mind,' and; (3) the destroyed evidence was 'relevant' to the moving party's claim or defense." (quoting Byrnie v.
(4) Spoliation is generally described as '"the destruction or significant alteration of evidence, or the failure to preserve property for another's use as evidence in pending or reasonably foreseeable litigation."' See Byrnie v.
"Byrnie (Lee Byrne) was stamping on my foot and nudging me and I didn't really know what he was doing.
"Byrnie (full-back Lee Byrne) was stamping on my foot and nudging me and I didn't really know what he was doing, and he told me I was playing on the right wing.
Reunited now with our Mum, Dad and Byrnie.) - Heartbroken sister Irene, Gerry, Debbie, Irene, Gerard and their Families xxx