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MORION (the French form of a word occ...

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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 837 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MORION (the French form of a word occurring in Spanish as morrion, Ital. morione, usually connected with the Span. morra, top or crown of the head), a light round-shaped head-piece or helmet (q.v.). The chief characteristics are a brim, an upright comb running along the crown from back to front, and the absence of guards for the face, ears or neck. The brim was bent sharply upwards at the front and back, and the piece was generally worn tilted backward so as to cover the neck. The morion and the cabasset, a pear-shaped headpiece with a flatter brim and no comb, were the typical infantry helmets of the 16th and early 17th centuries. It was sometimes worn unaccom- panied by any body armour.
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