armlet

Part of speech: noun

A little arm; a band or armor for the arm.

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Usage examples "armlet":

  1. It sometimes also stood for the armlet worn by gentlemen in our poet's day, as a mark of some lady's esteem. - "Lucasta", Richard Lovelace.
  2. Had other confirmation been wanting, after the mark on Tamar's shoulder had been acknowledged, the vagrant added it, by producing a clasp of one armlet, which she had retained, and carried about with her in a leathern bag, amongst sundry other heterogeneous relics; and she accounted for having preserved it, from the fear she had of exposing a cypher wrought on a precious stone, which might, she thought, lead to detection. - "Shanty the Blacksmith; A Tale of Other Times", Mrs. Sherwood [AKA: Mrs. Mary Martha Sherwood].
  3. To- day, anywhere in London, a man out of uniform, or not wearing a khaki armlet, is as conspicuous as a scarlet letter- box. - "With the French in France and Salonika", Richard Harding Davis.