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BRIGANDINE

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 566 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BRIGANDINE, a French word meaning the armour for the brigandi or brigantes, light-armed foot soldiers; part of the armour of a foot soldier in the middle ages, consisting of a padded tunic of canvas, leather, &c., and lined with closely sewn scales or rings of iron.
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