n. shield; defensive covering, as of metal, wood, or leather, worn to protect the body against weapons
Where we do see cracks in armor is in new-home construction, both in single-family sales and condos.
Sentence in Classic:
The bright new sheen of the gray coat was sadly at variance with the worn and patched butternut trousers and the scarred boots, but if he had been clothed in silver armor he could not have looked more the shining knight to her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
Shadowy effigies in armor stood on either side, a dead silence reigned, the lamp burned blue, and the ghostly figure ever and anon turned its face toward him, showing the glitter of awful eyes through its white veil.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
In the car he affectionately patted her knee, and he was for a second the striding youth in armor; then he was Doc Kennicott of Gopher Prairie, and she was recaptured by Main Street.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context
It was a short, cold Christmas; and as the short northern day merged into night, we found ourselves almost broad upon the wintry ocean, whose freezing spray cased us in ice, as in polished armor.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
It opened into an enormous hall, which was so dimly lighted that the faces in the portraits on the walls and the figures in the suits of armor made Mary feel that she did not want to look at them.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett Context
He bent to all the gibes and prejudices, to all hatred and discrimination, with that rare courtesy which is the armor of pure souls.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois Context