The surcoats of knights and horses were ablaze with red and blue, orange and yellow.
There was an increase of heraldic ornament in this age, and the surcoats were often covered with a large device.
Broad borders of design edged the gowns at the foot and at the neck, and heraldic devices were sewn upon the surcoats.
Their surcoats blazed with heraldries; their velvet caps with medals bearing legendary emblems.
The archers and halberdiers of his bodyguard were magnificent in taffety and feathers and surcoats of cramoisy velvet.
There it was, in the midst of a ring of knights with tattered cloaks and surcoats—Manfred's young poets and musicians.
These surcoats were lined with fur, a band of which, wide or narrow as the case might be, bordered the outer material.
Two are figures of cross-legged knights in chain armour and surcoats: one is a female figure wimpled.
Surcoats and caparisons blazed, and the horses plunged, broke from the control of their riders, and galloped to and fro.
They were clad from head to foot in armor, with devices upon the crests and surcoats to distinguish them from their antagonists.