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  • After the debate Cindy McCain slowly follows her husband around the circle and he finally realizes she's there and gives her this half-armed half-hug before turning his back on her to shake a few more hands.

    Snap Polls Give Debate Win To Obama

  • Frank seated himself in the vacant throne of the Emperor, and extending his half-armed and robust figure on the golden cushions which were destined for Alexius, he indolently began to caress a large wolf-hound which had followed him, and which, feeling itself as much at ease as its master, reposed its grim form on the carpets of silk and gold damask, which tapestried the imperial foot-stool.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • With the later, I have inevitably discovered that most are only half-armed, insistent on maintaining their silly talking points they have learned by rote, ignoring all arguments that start from assumptions different from their own, intentionally misunderstanding any point I make, and name-calling including terms like "socialist" - and "Marxist."

    Taxing the System

  • To return to my point about the half-armed folk who wish to challenge me to a battle of wits, one person's reaction to my recent article published on OpEdNews. com ( "Illuminating Dichotomies," - September 19, 2008) is a recent case in point.

    Taxing the System

  • There is little honor to be won by a numerous army over a few scattered bands, by men clad in mail over half-armed husbandmen and shepherds — of such conquest small were the glory.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • The banners and pennons which were displayed by every knight, baron, and man of rank, floated before their tents, and the owners of these transitory dwellings sat at the door half-armed, and enjoying the military contests of the soldiers, in wrestling, pitching the bar, and other athletic exercises.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • Pity of thee, quoth the other, that thou hast fallen in with me, and thou but half-armed.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • On the highest of the two mounds — that nearest the Pentlands, and on the left hand of the main body — was the greater part of the cavalry, under Major Learmont; on the other Barscob and the Galloway gentlemen; and in the centre Colonel Wallace and the weak, half-armed infantry.

    Lay Morals

  • We, for our part, felt of course, the power of this reasoning, and that where regular troops had failed, half-armed countrymen must fail, except by superior judgment and harmony of action.

    Lorna Doone

  • He stopped and saluted; he was obviously surprised at meeting an unarmed, or half-armed, cavalcade, and at last fairly told us that we were on the wrong side of the river, and that if we proceeded we must lay our account with falling amongst robbers.

    Eothen

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