camail


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camail

(ˈkæmeɪl)
n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) armour a neck and shoulders covering of mail worn with and laced to the basinet
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Noun1.camail - a medieval hood of mail suspended from a basinet to protect the head and neckcamail - a medieval hood of mail suspended from a basinet to protect the head and neck
basinet - a medieval steel helmet
hood - a headdress that protects the head and face
References in classic literature ?
It would be well that you should doff camail and greaves, Sir Nigel, for, by the black rood
La vaina de retama de Carlos VI de Francia, el camail o puercoespin del duque de Orleans o el toison de oro de Felipe el Bueno, duque de Borgona, son tres ejemplos representativos de la originalidad, variedad y complejidad emblematica que despunta en el atardecer de la Edad Media.
The sentence that serves as a "refrain" for the "Ballade chlorotique," whose form represents a nod to Francois Villon, evokes at the outset a poetic if cliched description of twilight: "Mollement drape d'un camail de nuees grises, le crepuscule deroulait ses brumeuses tentures sur la pourpre fondante d'un soleil couchant" (119).