from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sling of linen or other fabric for supporting the forearm when fractured or otherwise injured.
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They had taken the arm-sling I'd been given at the hospital because it would be possible for me to hang myself with it but they had left Nitri's scarf because it wouldn't.
Somehow I knew that I could not impress upon this man my desire as I had upon the sentry-if I had-still will gave me a shield to arm-sling for my own protection.
Sling the arm in a small arm-sling like the straw envelope of a bottle.
A youth of nineteen or twenty sat in a niche in the trench, naked to the waist save where a bandaged-arm rested in a long arm-sling.