Sentence Examples

  • They protected themselves in battle with a large wooden or wicker shield, the centre of which was ornamented with an iron boss (umbo).
  • Hence opportunities of observing it fall to the lot of few, and most persons know it only as a curtailed captive in a wicker cage, where its vivacity and natural beauty are lessened or wholly lost.
  • The whole surface of the wicker-work was plastered on the outside and made brilliantly white with lime, or occasionally striped in various colours, leaving the white poles exposed to view.
  • Certain sorts of willow are largely used for basket-making and wicker-work.
  • They carried double-edged swords and short daggers for use hand to hand, the steel of which was hardened b y being buried underground; their defensive armour was a light Gallic shield or a round wicker buckler, and greaves of felt round their legs.

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