The “ironsides,” however, was probably the most formidable ship of the fleet.
Again he reminded one of the "predestined" leader of the ironsides.
She referred him to Susan to see if there were rooms which the ironsides could have.
A mast and sail was put into the life-boat, which we named the "ironsides."
And when "ironsides" reached them the cavalry "gave a great shout for joy of his coming to them."
Every thing in the "ironsides" was wet, but the stores of the "Hope" were in perfect order.
And its holders had angered the great leader of the ironsides by killing one of his most valued officers.
(p. 257) The ironsides had received thirty balls, all of which had been turned by her armor.
We do not believe that a tea-spoonful of anything in this world would have any serious effect on old "ironsides."
They had sent out a torpedo boat to sink the ironsides, but it was a failure.
name given to a man of great hardihood or bravery, c.1300, first applied to Edmund II, king of England (d.1016), later also to Oliver Cromwell and his troops. Old Ironsides as a nickname of U.S.S. "Constitution" dates from that ship's defeat of H.M.S. "Guerriere" on Aug. 19, 1812, in the War of 1812.