The shepherds and drovers accompanying the flock shouted to him to desist; seeing it was no use, they ungirt
their slings and began to salute his ears with stones as big as one's fist.
342-351) Call your friend to a feast; but leave your enemy alone; and especially call him who lives near you: for if any mischief happen in the place, neighbours come ungirt
, but kinsmen stay to gird themselves (9).
Just as Sansa's chivalric perspective cannot brook the idea of honor ungirt
in gilded armor--note, for example, her support for Joffrey, "her prince," over the butcher's boy (GoT 117; 118-31, esp.
In "Song of the Ungirt
Runners," the runners are not naked ancient Greeks, as has been guessed.
And has his sword and spoils ungirt
, / To lay them at the public's skirt" (An Horatian Ode, 85-86, 89-90).