He recognized the healer by the amount of bands winding around his arm.
The three bands lit up and faded, and all three men dropped their arms.
The same day King Michael died and Sobieski, determined to secure the throne for himself, hastened to the capital, though Tatar bands were swarming over the frontier and the whole situation was acutely perilous.
Bands of guerrillas burned and plundered in some sections, and were not entirely suppressed until after the war was ended.
The growth of the lace industry in the 17th century hastened the process by leading to the substitution of broad bands of lace as decoration; occasionally, as in a magnificent specimen preserved at South Kensington, nearly half the vestment is thus Apparelled Alb in the South Kensington Museum.