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Habergeon

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Hábergeon. n.s. [haubergeon, French; halbergium, low Lat.] Armour to cover the neck and breast; breastplate; neckpiece; gorget.

And halbert some, and some a haberion;
So every one in arms was quickly dight.
Fairfax, b. i.

            The shot let fly, and grazing
Upon his shoulder, in the passing,
Lodg'd in Magnano's brass habergeon.
Hudibras, p. i.

Sources: Butler, Samuel (98) · Fairfax, Edward (30)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Habergeon." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 11, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=4021.


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