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, and some of them are marked with the cartouche of the king.
The Sarmatians wore scale armor of pieces of horn or horse-hoofs fastened to a linen doublet.
Goliath was armed with a coat of mail (1 Samuel xvii). It is frequently spoken of by Homer.
Demetrius, son of Antigonus, had a coat of mail made of Cyprian adamant (perhaps steel). Cyprus was famous for its armor.
The ancient Scythians had armor composed of horse's hoofs curiously strong and jointed together.
Hengist the Saxon had s wood, cane, or reed.
The latter actually gave names to the weapon,— arundo, calamus. The Egyptians used reed shafts; their arrows were from 22 to 34 inches in length, and are yet extant.
The monuments show feathered shafts.
In the time of Homer, arrows were sometimes poisoned.
The poisoned arrows of the Indians of Guiana are blown through a tube.
They are made of the hard wood of the Cokarito tree, are about the size of a knitting-needle nine inches long, and mounted on a yellow ree