And first a shield he fashioned, vast and strong, with threefold rim, and baldric of silver.
He set the example by putting one on like a baldric, Mark doing the same with the other.
To a baldric also was attached the quiver of the archer, and sometimes such a band was merely worn as a decoration.
Their cartridge-pouch and their bayonet are slung to their right side by a baldric.
It was D'Artagnan's sword, which, slipping from his baldric, had fallen on the sonorous flooring.
A "Sheffield whittle" stuck in his baldric; and in a pouch was deposited the remnant of a magnificent pasty.
The Knight undid the clasp of the baldric, and indulged his fellow-traveller, who immediately hung the bugle round his own neck.
In front of her was a damsel bearing in baldric a great sword with haft of emerald and tassels of jewel-encrusted gold.
And every buck's tines should be reckoned as soon as a man can hang a baldric or a leash188 thereupon and not otherwise.
His sword glittered with golden ornaments, and the scabbard was of silver, and the baldric of gold.
c.1300, "belt worn over the shoulder," from Old French baldre (Modern French baudrier "shoulder-belt"), which probably is from Latin balteus "belt," said by Varro to be of Etruscan origin. The English word perhaps influenced by Middle High German balderich (which itself is from the Old French).