or Tournay. A tilt of knights; the chief art of the game
being so to manoeuvre or turn your horse as to avoid the
adversary's blow. (French, tournoiement, verb, tournoyer.)
Tournament of the Drum.
A comic romance in verse by Sir David Lindsay; a ludicrous mock
tournament. Tournament of Tottenham. A comic romance, printed in
Percy's Reliques. A number of clowns are introduced, practising
warlike games, and making vows like knights of high degree. They ride
cart-horses, fight with plough-shares and flails, and wear for
armour wooden bowls and saucepan-lids. It may be termed the “high life
below stairs” of chivalry.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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