What does the word casque mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A helmet.

Usage examples for casque

  1. Again helm and mail went down before him; again through the crowd he saw the arm that had smitten him; again he sprang forwards to finish the war with a blow,- when a shaft from some distant bow pierced the throat which the casque now left bare; a sound like the wail of a death- song murmured brokenly from his lips, which then gushed out with blood, and tossing up his arms wildly, he fell to the ground, a corpse. – Harold, Book 10. The Last Of The Saxon Kings by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  2. Meanwhile Iring of Denmark stood in the breeze; he cooled his harness and doffed his casque. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
  3. Few moments more, and host and guest had closed- For blows come quick when folks are so inclined: They foin'd, they fenced, changed play, and hack'd, and hew'd- Paused, panted, eyed each other and renew'd; At length a dexterous and back- handed blow 59 Clove the host's casque and bow'd him to his knee. – The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P. by Edward Bulwer Lytton
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