Definition of Pavisers
1. paviser [n] - See also: paviser
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pavisers
Literary usage of Pavisers
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Archaeological Journal by Royal Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland Central Committee, Royal Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (1871)
"Then the Bishop (of Arezzo), who was short-sighted, asked,' what are those walls 1' To which it was replied, ' the pavisers of the enemy. ..."
2. The British Army: Its Origin, Progress, and Equipment by James Sibbald David Scott, Sibbald David Scott (1868)
"There were also pavisers mounted, who fought as cavalry, und others who acted as coverers of the archers and cross-bowmen. (2) See Rot. Scot., i. 195. ..."
3. Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe: From the Iron Period of the Northern by John Hewitt (1860)
"... The pavisers were of three kinds: those who fought as cavalry, those who contended on foot, and a third description who acted as the shield-bearers of ..."
4. The Sháhnáma of Firdausí by Firdawsī (1908)
"Then Tus advanced with foot-men, elephants, And kettledrums, while spear-men, pavisers, And javelin-men drew up before the horse-men. ..."
5. The Sháhnáma of Firdausí by Firdawsī (1908)
"Then Tus advanced with foot-men, elephants, And kettledrums, while spear-men, pavisers, And javelin-men drew up before the horse-men ..."
6. The London Literary Gazette and Journal of Belles Lettres, Arts, Sciences, Etc (1823)
"... seem first to have been protected by pavisers, or men who held before them a very large shield, which was called a ..."