The Hedge Knight Vocabulary List

ahorse

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Elsewhere on the field, the six knights who had remained ahorse were riding their third course.

arses

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When Egg complained that all he could see were arses, Dunk sat the boy on his shoulders.

barded

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They pointed their twelve-foot lances skyward, the gusty winds snapping and tugging at the pennons.At the north end of the field, squires held brightly barded destriers for the champions to mount.

bardings

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He rode in on a great red charger whose black bardings were slashed to reveal glimpses of yellow, crimson, and orange beneath.

brigandine

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Thickly built and powerful, the prince--he was surely a prince-- wore a leather brigandine covered with silver studs beneath a heavy black cloak trimmed with ermine.

caparison

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Aerion was mounted on a dapple grey, orange and red flickering through the slashes in the horse's caparison at each stride.

chamfron

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Thunder tossed restlessly beneath the weight of chinet, chamfron, and blanket of heavy mail.

codpiece

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Hauberk and gorget, greaves and gauntlet, coif and codpiece, they turned him into steel, checking each buckle and each clasp thrice.

crestless

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Before long, only crestless men were choosing him.

crueler

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The summers have been shorter since the last dragon died, and the winters longer and crueler.

cutpurse

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Jugglers, puppeteers, and magicians wandered among the crowds plying their trades... as did the whores and cutpurses.

dagged

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And in the midst of it all stood Prince Aerion, resplendent in a red velvet doublet with long dagged sleeves, twisting Tanselle's arm in both hands.

destrier

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They pointed their twelve-foot lances skyward, the gusty winds snapping and tugging at the pennons.At the north end of the field, squires held brightly barded destriers for the champions to mount.

destriers

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They pointed their twelve-foot lances skyward, the gusty winds snapping and tugging at the pennons.At the north end of the field, squires held brightly barded destriers for the champions to mount.

elbower

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Dunk was as good an elbower as any, and bigger than most.

elsewise

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Elsewise, all seven of one side or the other must perish or yield for the trial to end.

everyplace

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""And Where might you be from, Ser Duncan the Tall?""Everyplace.

florent

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Once, three years past, when the old man's purse was full after half a year in the service of blind Lord Florent, he'd told Dunk the time had come to take him to a brothel and make him a man.

gooseflesh

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When Dunk felt gooseflesh prickling his arms, he beat his tunic and breeches against the trunk of the elm to knock off the worst of the dirt, and donned them once again.

greybeard

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"That must be Lord Leo beside the tent, the slender greybeard in green and gold.

hastilude

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Lord Baratheon held a hastilude to celebrate the birth of a grandson.

japing

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He was not japing me when he said he knew every good knight in the Seven Kingdoms, Dunk thought ruefully.

jouster

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It was jousting he should be thinking about, not kissing.Lord Ashford's carpenters were whitewashing the waist-high wooden barriers that would separate the jousters.

jousters

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It was jousting he should be thinking about, not kissing.Lord Ashford's carpenters were whitewashing the waist-high wooden barriers that would separate the jousters.

knighting

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"Ser Lyonel is knighting Raymun Fossoway.

lordling

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A young lordling in a fine damask mantle was passed out at one table, snoring softly into a pool of spilled wine.

lordlings

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Why were these lordlings involving him in their quarrel?

mayhaps

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"A knight with a name, mayhaps?""Dunk."

oaten

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The innkeep brought buttered pease as well, and oaten bread still hot from her oven.

prettied

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"Nothing prettied up with gold nor silver, mind you, just good steel, strong and plain.

quintain

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"Ser Arlan taught me sword and shield, and how to tilt at rings and quintains.

quintains

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"Ser Arlan taught me sword and shield, and how to tilt at rings and quintains.

redly

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"Aerion smiled redly.

sackful

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Dunk bought a sackful of foodstuffs, so they were able to break their fast on goose eggs; fried bread, and bacon, but when the food was cooked he found he had no appetite.

servingman

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A servingman brought him a silver goblet and he took a sip.

sigil

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Orange banners flew from its battlements, displaying the white sun-and-chevron sigil of its lord.

squired

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"I was only a boy then, but I squired for him.

squiring

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but he has a good life here at the inn, a better one than he'd have squiring for a hedge knight.

stableboy

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"Are you the stableboy?"

stableman

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Then all the stableman could see in her were faults.

studiedly

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The Grey Lion examined his gloved hands, studiedly refusing to raise his eyes.

swaybacked

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There were three; his swaybacked stot, the old man's palfrey, and Thunder, his warhorse, who was ridden only in tourney and battle.

swordplay

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""Or mayhap they simply had a taste for swordplay," said Lord Leo Tyrell, a cynical smile touching his lips.

townfolk

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Across the field, the viewing stand was filling up with highborn lords and ladies, a few rich townfolk, and a score of knights who had decided not to compete today.

trueborn

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"By law, only a trueborn son is entitled to inherit a knight's arms.

tsked

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Ser Steffon tsked.

unchivalrous

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It had looked that way to him as well, but it was hard to accept that any knight could be so unchivalrous, least of all one who was blood of the dragon.

unhorse

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Ser Arlan had not ridden a tilt since the day he had been unhorsed by the Prince of Dragonstone in a tourney at Storm's End, many years before.

whicker

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Ahead, he heard a horse whicker.

whickered

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An unruly grey stallion snapped at him as he passed, but Sweetfoot only whickered softly and nuzzled his hand when he raised it to her nose.