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chain

A unit of measurement formerly used in surveying and still seen in deeds with old property descriptions.One chain equals 66 feet.

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Over the two days, I will be demonstrating maille making, explaining why it is often incorrectly called chain mail, how it has been used as defensive armour for over 2000 years and what goes into the production of maille armour, from the creation of the rings and rivets to the construction of shirts with some 25 to 60,000 rings.
Claire said: "The children made clay tiles, carved with patterns like the stones, paper chains linked together like the chain mail suit, and stained-glass windows.
MAYBE it was that chain mail dress but it was certainly Beyonce's night.
A total of 12 urns were found, one containing chain mail and cremated bone.
Chain mail jewelry is lovely but when beads are added it becomes spectacular.
Their live shows are quickly becoming the thing of legend with the NME commenting last year: "Heavy psychedelic swirls of blues riffs has been the lifeblood of rock and roll since drummers used to wear chain mail and pigeons delivered the post.
The tip broke off as designed but a small splinter of wood flew up upward through the eye-slit of the man's jousting helmet, and penetrated chain mail before hitting his lower orbit, part of his eye socket, programme-makers said.
While warriors, some in chain mail, were wielding heavy swords in blazing sunshine, camp followers were slaving away over open fires to cook up meals for the battle-weary.
BLACK MAGIC:; Sexy black top with diamante straps and chain mail, pounds 19.
But all they really want is everyone who receives one of the chain mail letters to bin it.
Here, tautly orthogonal volumes clad in layers of glass and lightweight metal mesh, like fine chain mail, are surprising, almost abrupt, interlopers in Innsbruck's historic core of wedding cake baroque, their ultra crisp geometries creating an invigorating tension between old and new.
He admitted the e-mail version of chain mail was a new departure and specifically targeted at those who could afford to own a computer.