tallevas

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tallevas

  1. A pavais.
    • 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 27:
      The pavais, pavache, or tallevas was a large shield, or rather a portable mantlet, capable of covering a man from head to foot, and probably of sufficient thickness to resist the missive weapons then in use.