1. a medieval hood of mail suspended from a basinet to protect the head and neck
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How To Use camail In A Sentence

  • At the same moment Raoul sank with a gasp at his feet, a bolt driven to its socket through the links of the camail which guarded his neck. Sir Nigel
  • The other day they threw over me one of these camails; and a pleasant figure it made of me.
  • The knight is clad in armour, viz., a spherical bascinet, with a camail of chain-mail. Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury with some Account of the Priory Church of Deerhurst Gloucestershire
  • By the middle of the century the crowns had been lowered, the skull piece extended to cover the sides and back of the head, and the camail added.
  • He followed him, and exhibited himself to the eyes of the crowd in his purple camail and with his episcopal cross upon his neck, side by side with the criminal bound with cords. Les Miserables
  • In a glittering whirl of steel the Turanian's scimitar grated around Gleg's blade, and the keen edge cut through the camail and the thick muscles of the Zaporoskan's neck. Conan the Freebooter
  • But for the Hyrkanian's powerful build and the protection of the camail of ring mail that hung down from his helmet, his neck might have been broken. Conan the Freebooter
  • The thin plate which covered the edge of the camail is perforated with trefoil decoration.
  • A mail collar hanging from a helmet is camail or aventail. Bath Time: Why Chainmail was invented - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?
  • Nigel was beaten down on to the crupper of his horse by a sweeping blow; but at the same instant Chandos 'quick blade passed through the Frenchman's camail and pierced his throat. Sir Nigel
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