Thursday, 25 October 2007


baldrick - a wide (ornamented) belt worn over the right shoulder to support a sword or bugle by the left hip.

baldric - alternative spelling.

As worn by Boromir in Lord of the Rings - "On a baldric he wore a great horn tipped with silver that now was laid upon his knees." LOTR, FOTR, Book II, Chapter 2, The Council of Elrond.


Also a character in the TV series Blackadder.

"Your brain's so minute, Baldrick, that if a hungry cannibal cracked your head open, there wouldn't be enough to cover a small water biscuit."

"I've a horrid suspicion that Baldrick's plan will be the stupidest thing we've heard since Lord Nelson's famous signal at the Battle of the Nile: 'England knows Lady Hamilton's a virgin, poke my eye out and cut off my arm if I'm wrong'."

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