It was not, indeed, the first knightly Order to gird itself for the task.
In Holland the expiration of the Twelve Years' Truce in 1621 forced the Dutch Protestants once more to gird on the sword.
Dear Sarah: Grit your teeth, gird your loins, and TALK TO HIM.
(911-959) goes back the Jewish form of oath which in its later development required the Jew to gird himself with thorns; stand in water; and, holding the scroll of the Torah in his hand, invoke upon his person the leprosy of Naaman, the curse of Eli and the fate of Korah's sons should he perjure himself.
The head of the Mevlevi dervishes (Aziz-Effendi, HazretiMevlana, Mollah-Unkiar, commonly styled simply ChelebiEffendi) has the right to gird on the sultan's sword at his investiture, and is master of the considerable revenues of the greatest religious establishment in the empire.
gird the structure with three belts made with remaining sticks, and tie the intersections tightly with rags.
PS: Do not actually gird your loins, it's a figure of speech.
gird yourselves with sackcloth and haircloth, and wail for your children, and lament for them; for your destruction is at hand.
If you have not tried a red Beaume then gird your loins, grit your teeth and demand supplies from your local wine merchant.
gird the loins, here's more of the same.
I would want to under gird the whole of our engagement with a theology of hope.
Then the hanger and sword, which they also gird on.
gird up your attention for the final statement.
gird up loins & go off for run through rain.
gird up the loins of your mind, get ready for action!
gird longer are His loins girt for active service.
tired wayfarer, gird up thy loins; look upward, march onward.
trusser, trosser, torser, trousser, to pack, bind, gird up, Low Lat.
But Thou, 0 Lord, will cast them down and root out their seed from the land, when a man not of our race (Pompey) rises up against them Behold, 0 Lord, and raise up their king the Son of David at the time that Thou hast appointed, to reign over Israel Thy servant; and gird him with strength to crush unjust rulers; to cleanse Jerusalem from the heathen that tread it under foot, to cast out sinners from Thy 1 In Sibyll.
Tired wayfarer, gird up thy loins; look upward, march onward.
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