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  Armour Meat: Hot Dog, Pepperoni, Meatball, Italian Meatball
When American families think of Armour, thoughts of childhood and that catchy Armour hotdog jingle immediately come to mind.
Armour is proud to offer American families delicious meatballs and flavorful pepperoni.
Whether it’s a spaghetti dinner, pizza time or a family cookout, treat your family to Armour and experience the value of a good meal.
www.armour-eckrich.com /armourhotdogs.shtml   (185 words)

  Under Armour - Under Armour Home at GoBros.com
Under Armour is licensee of the National Hockey League, supplier of the U.S. Ski Team, USA Rugby, the National Lacrosse League, and Major League Lacrosse.
Under Armour apparel is worn by professional football, baseball, and soccer players as well as athletes in major collegiate and Olympic sports.
Under Armour® is the originator of performance apparel, a line of moisture wicking microfiber clothing that pulls perspiration away from the skin to keep athletes cool...
www.goldmanbros.com /under-armour/under-armour.php   (372 words)

 Armor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Armour was also commonly used to protect war animals, such as war horses and elephants.
In modern usage, Armour, or the armoured is also a heavily armoured military force or organization, such as heavy infantry or heavy cavalry (as opposed to light infantry or cavalry).
In modern armoured warfare, armoured units equipped with tanks serve the historic role of heavy cavalry, and belong to the armoured branch in a national army's organisation (sometimes, the armoured corps).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Armour   (1702 words)

 Vehicle armour - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Armoured cars are also routinely used by security firms to carry money or valuables to reduce the risk of highway robbery or the hijacking of the cargo.
The most heavily armoured vehicles today are the main battle tanks, which are the spearhead of the ground forces, and are designed to withstand anti-tank missiles, kinetic energy penetrators, NBC threats and in some tanks even steep-trajectory shells.
Spaced armour can cause bullets and solid shot to tumble, deflect, and disintegrate, reducing their penetrating ability—for which effect spaced armour was used as early as the First World War, on the Schneider CA1 and St Chamond tanks.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vehicle_armour   (1277 words)

 Armour Glossary
During the 14th century, armour for the horse consisted mainly of the chamfron for the head, the crinet for the neck, and occasionally cuirboille armour.
Armour for the hand and wrist, initially made of maille, in later periods made of plate armour.
A reinforcing piece of armour, attached to the left side of the breastplate and covering the left shoulder, upper arm, left side of the breastplate, and left side of the visor.
www.medievaltymes.com /courtyard/armour_terminology.htm   (4946 words)

 Armour History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Armour made of rigid plates was used by the ancient Greeks and Romans and reappeared in Europe about the 13th century.
Apart from helmets, armour made of large plates was probably unknown in western Europe during the Middle Ages, and mail was the main defense of the body and limbs during the 12th and 13th centuries.
Thus plate armour of steel superseded mail during the 14th century, at first by local additions to knees, elbows, and shins, until eventually the complete covering of articulated plate was evolved.
www.armadilloarmory.com /hxarmour.htm   (739 words)

The first known use of armour was by the Egyptians (1500 B.C.) The armour was a cloth, shirtlike garment overlapped with bronze scales or plates sewn to it.
Their armour was the bronze breastplate and backplate, termed the cuirass, greaves, which protected the shins, and brass helmets.
Armour was finely articulated and served its primary purpose well, providing a defensive casing around the knight while allowing him to attack his adversary.
www.shoshone.k12.id.us /medieval/armor.htm   (685 words)

Armour (spelled armor in American English), is protective clothing intended to defend its wearer from intentional harm in combat and military engagements, typically associated with soldiers.
Armour is also a heavily armoured military force or organization, such as heavy infantry or heavy cavalry (as opposed to light infantry or cavalry).
In modern armoured warfare, armoured units equipped with tanks serve the historic role of heavy cavalry, and belong to the armoured branch in a national army's organization (sometimes, the armoured corps).
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Armor   (763 words)

 CRAIG International Ballistics - How Body Armour Works
Covert armour is worn under the clothing and gives the wearer an element of surprise, as well as protection when attacked.
Tactical armour is worn in a situation where surprise is lost and the wearer needs a form of protection which may also have other practical functions; camouflage, load carrying or identification; e.g.
The choice of colour, the style of the armour and the amount that is worn can give a distinct ascendancy to the wearer, as is evidenced by the appearance of a squad of fully protected riot police.
www.ballistics.com.au /technical/howbodyarmourworks.php   (1197 words)

 Boston.com / Sports / Golf / Shining Armour makes history
Tommy Armour had the lowest 72-hole score in PGA Tour history yesterday, finishing the Texas Open with a 5-under-par 65 to end the tournament at 26-under 254.
Armour broke the record of 256 by Mark Calcavecchia at the par-71 Phoenix Open in 2001.
Armour came into the final round with a string of 81 consecutive holes without a bogey, and he added nine more to that total before missing an 8-foot par putt on the 460-yard 10th.
www.boston.com /sports/golf/articles/2003/09/29/shining_armour_makes_history   (472 words)

 Full Suits of Armour
This style of armour was typical of the armour worn by the knights of the Third Crusade.
This armour was a hybrid of mail and plate, developed to counter the effects of the ever-increasing use of the bow, and the devastating effects of the new polearms used by Swiss mercenaries.
This armour was the first truly full plate armour to be worn during the Middle Ages.
www.medievalrepro.com /Armour.htm   (556 words)

 Ned Kelly Australian Ironoutlaw | Ironoutlaw.com
The armour had been the subject of endless debate, especially as it made accurate aiming of a rifle impossible.
No doubt the armour captured their imaginations and it was their preference which swung the argument.
As his armour required him to hold the rifle at arm’s length to get anything of a sight and his arm was smashed, he fired at random at the flashes through the wraiths of gunpowder smoke drifting across the field - two shots to the front and two shots to the left.
www.ironoutlaw.com /html/armour.html   (2446 words)

 Picture Library - Armour
The period to 1350 was marked by an increasing use of plate, at first reinforcing the mail, as at Elsing and by the end of the century the body and limbs were mainly encased by it, and the gown had been replaced by a tight-fitting jupon, as at Mere.
All-plate armour, without textile covering, exemplified by Henry Parys's brass, appeared in the early 15th century, and from the 1430s, some representations, as at Ulcombe, are clearly based on imported forms.
Full armour started to become of less practical importance in the second half of the 16th century, but continued to be represented, often conventionalised, as an indication of status, as at Braiseworth.
www.mbs-brasses.co.uk /pic_lib/picture_library-armour.htm   (287 words)

 American Experience | Chicago: City of the Century | People & Events
Armour and Company owned fourteen acres in the stockyard with rail lines and refrigerated cars bearing the phrase: "We Feed the World." Among Armour's marketing ideas was his suggestion that ministers would preach better "If they included more of Armour's sausages in their diet."
A study in 1911 determined that the average weekly wage at Armour was $9.50, whereas the living wage for a family of five was $15.40.
His favorite charities were the Armour Mission, established by his brother and offering a kindergarten, library, and free medical care, and the Armour Institute, providing technical education, often on scholarship, for fl and white boys, and trade courses for girls.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/chicago/peopleevents/p_armour.html   (665 words)

 UpsetChaps Quake4 Guide - Armour
Raises your armour level by 100 with a maximum of 100 when you are a marine and 125 when your are part Strogg.
Raises your armour level by 50 with a maximum of 100 when you are a marine and 125 when your are part Strogg.
Raises your armour level by 5 with a maximum of 100 when you are a marine and 125 when your are part Strogg.
ucguides.savagehelp.com /Quake4/armour.htm   (432 words)

 Bailup.com - let the truth be known
The Victorian Police had prior warning of the existence of the armour, its effectiveness (that it was capable of deflecting a bullet at 10 yards), and the Kelly gangs' plans to use it for protection in a forthcoming raid.
Despite the police being forewarned of the Kellys' armour, and the apparent ineffectiveness of police gunfire against the Kellys during the siege (even as the gang stood in the open while being shot at), the police did not realise they were using body protection.
During combat the armour proved to be only partially effective in protecting the gang as it had a number of design flaws that restricted vision and movement, as well as leaving limbs unprotected.
www.bailup.com /armour.htm   (2546 words)

Armour is what stops the enemy attack actually inflicting damage on you, allowing you to get that vital shot on your attacker.
Armour types include flak jackets and Kevlar suits which are the standard for wealthy people and security forces, and light armour which is in fact a complete suit of solid Kevlar plates and heavy protection, used by SWAT teams and other 'high risk' units.
Armour can be made sound-proof to defeat maxiscreamers and sonic attacks.
www.fluency.paintedtarget.org /df/foot/armour.html   (402 words)

 Arms & Armour Glossary of Terms
Armour, buying: During the high middle ages, armour could be purchased from guild members in major cities, retrieved from less fortunate men-at-arms from battlegrounds, or imported from armouring centers, especially in Italy and Germany, both very high quality production centers during the period.
Armour, techniques required for building: A mixture of flsmithing, silversmithing, and engineering, the armourer's chief tools would be of course the hammer and stake.
Armour, weight of during the 14th century: The weight of the whole Churburg harness is approximately 28 pounds, including hauberk, but to this you must add another 6-12 pounds for the leg harness.
www.chronique.com /Library/Glossaries/glossary-AA/arms_a.htm   (3048 words)

 A Quick and Dirty Guide to Armour in The Midle Ages   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As far as armour for the limbs and appendages, it was relatively non-existent.
The plate body armour that was affixed to the surcoat is what developed into the coat-of-plates that consisted of small to medium sized plates attached to the inside of a thick fabric or leather garment.
The uncovered armour was frequently referred to as "white armour" from the shiny appearance.
www.pitt.edu /~borek/armourarticle03.htm   (3916 words)

 Short History of Armour and Weapons
By 1250, the use of plate armour became more pronounced, reaching its apogee by 1450 with the knights being completely covered by a suit of armour, i.e., "cap-a-pie" (head to foot).
At first the hauberk was enhanced with mail mittens, and the evolutionary process continued with plate armour attached to the mail to cover the most vulnerable places such as the arms and legs.
Armour production was divided into two spheres: 1) utilitarian for use by the common foot soldier based on their function in battle, and: 2) high quality suits of armour or harness made especially for nobles to use in ceremonial events.
www.nps.gov /archive/colo/Jthanout/HisArmur.html   (2562 words)

 Armour Application Form
Armour Transportation Systems has a set of minimum standards that must be met before an individual will be considered for a position as a Professional Transport Driver.
In the event that I am not employed by Armour Transportation Systems, I understand that the information on this application will be kept confidentially by the organization for future reference, unless and until I expressly ask that it be removed.
Armour is committed to advising you of the acceptance or non-acceptance of your application for employment.
www.armour.ca /tools/application_form.html   (1015 words)

 Armour Thyroid
Armour Thyroid is prescribed when your thyroid gland is unable to produce enough hormone.
Although Armour Thyroid will speed up your metabolism, it is not effective as a weight-loss drug and should not be used for that purpose.
Armour Thyroid tends to aggravate symptoms of diabetes and underactive adrenal glands.
www.healthsquare.com /newrx/arm1029.htm   (706 words)

 Valentine Armouries - Armour construction
However, due to the skill of the late medieval armourer, he was not as restricted as he might appear; the armour joints were designed to permit a large amount of movement.
All work done on the armour parts are done by hand, or with hand tools, with the exception of a modern welder.
For a suit of armour that has rusted considerably due to high humidity or perhaps was rained on the WD40 will still work but may need a very fine scouring pad (not steel wool) and some light scouring motions.
www.varmouries.com /vinfo.html   (484 words)

 Robert Burns Country: The Burns Encyclopedia: Burns, Jean Armour (1767-1834)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In March 1786, Mrs Armour had to run for a cordial for her husband, who fainted on being told the news.
Mrs Armour first tried to conceal the sad fact, sending her daughter off to Paisley to stay with her uncle.
June 1786 show that Jean Armour was 'called, compeared not, but sent a letter directed to the minister, the tenor whereof follows: 'I am heartily sorry that I have given and must give your Session trouble on my account.
www.robertburns.org /encyclopedia/BurnsJeanArmour1767-1834.160.shtml   (1988 words)

The term is used in a modern context to refer to a mechanized armoured vehicle, such as a tank.
More controversial is ‘reactive’ armour, consisting of ‘shoeboxes’ made of armour containing small, quick-acting explosive charges, which are attached at the most vulnerable points of a tank, in order to break up the force of entry of an enemy warhead.
Modern armour, used by the army, police, security guards, and people at risk from assassination, uses nylon and fibreglass and is often worn beneath their clothing.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0002959.html   (411 words)

The armour value represents the reduction in physical damage in percent.
There are several types of armour in Crossfire.You may only wear one suit of armour at a time.
Armour: What modification is applied to the wearer's Armour, which relates to wow much damage will be subtracted from successful hits made upon the character.
crossfire.real-time.com /spoiler/armour   (430 words)

 A Brief History of Armour
Armour literally means "a protective covering." Today this can refer to such things as Kevlar body armour, a hockey helmet, or even the heavy steel plates that blanket most modern assault vehicles.
European armour needed to be heavier to deal with the bigger, crushing weapons common in their battles, even if heat exhaustion from the thicker, less breathable armour was common.
Armour, especially armour that hides the face was very effective on this level.
artofchainmail.com /history.html   (2619 words)

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