Almain
Almain Al"main ([a^]l"m[=a]n), Almayne Al"mayne (-m[=a]n), Alman Al"man (-man), n. [OF. Aleman, F. Allemand, fr. L. Alemanni, ancient Ger. tribes.] [Obs.] 1. A German. Also adj., German. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. The German language. --J. Foxe. [1913 Webster]

3. A kind of dance. See {Allemande}. [1913 Webster]

{Almain rivets}, {Almayne rivets}, or {Alman rivets}, a sort of light armor from Germany, characterized by overlapping plates, arranged to slide on rivets, and thus afford great flexibility. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • Almain rivets — Almain Al main ([a^]l m[=a]n), Almayne Al mayne ( m[=a]n), Alman Al man ( man), n. [OF. Aleman, F. Allemand, fr. L. Alemanni, ancient Ger. tribes.] [Obs.] 1. A German. Also adj., German. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. The German language. J. Foxe. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Jacques Almain — (d. 1515) was a prominent professor of theology at the University of Paris when he died at an early age. Born in the diocese of Sens, he studied Arts at the Collège de Montaigu of the University of Paris. He served as Rector of the university in… …   Wikipedia

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