Now, equipped with a rigid head covering he can sally forth to face the elements.
1. rigid (adj.) not easily changed
Example: a rigid class system
(adj.) done or applied in a strict and unreasonable way
Example: rigid control over behaviour
Example: rigid discipline
(adj.) stiff, hard, and difficult to bend or move
Example: The door is made from galvanized steel with a rigid frame.
(adj.) not willing to change your ideas, attitudes, opinions etc
Example: Both sides have remained rigid in their resolve.
(adj.) unable to move because of a strong emotion such as fear or anger
Example: I only had one chance ─ this was live television ─ and I was absolutely rigid with fear.
rigidity (n.), rigidly (adv.)
2. sally (v.)[ literary ] to leave a place to go on a journey or for a definite purpose, showing confidence and energy
Example: Every afternoon she sallied forth to do the shopping.
3. forth (adv.)[ literary ] away from a place
Example: Go forth and spread the word of God.
(adv.) forwards or out
Example: Her first novel brought forth the scorn of critics.
4. elements (n.)[ plural ] the weather, especially wind and rain
Example: The hoad provides added protection against the elements.
Some prisoners planned a disturbance while others would sally toward the gate.
5. disturbance (n.) an occasion on which people behave in a noisy or violent way in a public place
Example: There were serious disturbances in the city last summer.
(n.) something that interrupts you and stops you from continuing what you were doing
Example: We have a lot to do today, so we don't want any disturbances.
(n.) the interruption of a pleasant, claim, or peaceful situation
Example: We are concerned about disturbance to residents from the nightclub.
(n.) the act of making something move
Example: Any disturbance of the sea bed would be disastrous for the fish.
(n.) a situation in which someone's mind or body develops a problem and stops operating in its usual way
Example: emotional/ behavioural/ psychiatric disturbance
disturbed (adj.) affected by mental or emotional problems, usually because of bad experiences in the past
Example: These are very disturbed children who need help.
(adj.) extremely upset and worried
Example: I am very disturbed by the complaints that have been made against you.
disturbing (adj.) making you feel extremely or upset
Example: disturbing images of war and death