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buckler

buckler
An ornament used in the decoration of friezes; sometimes circular or lozenge-shaped.
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While in the meantime two Armies fly in, represented with four swords and bucklers, and then what hard heart will not receive it for a pitched field
Wrestling matches, in the different fashions of Cornwall and Devonshire, were seen here and there about the market-place; in one corner, there was a friendly bout at quarterstaff; and -- what attracted most interest of all -- on the platform of the pillory, already so noted in our pages, two masters of defence were commencing an exhibition with the buckler and broadsword.
Not a napkin should he carry on his arm, but a buckler.
Knights, with a long retinue of their squires, In gaudy liveries march and quaint attires; One laced the helm, another held the lance, A third the shining buckler did advance.