Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of arming.

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Examples

  • By the end of the evening you'll have mastered dainty "upper doubles" and "armings", and the flirtatious "sidings" (which involves a lingering stare).

    Love is in the (open) air

  • And thus was all their furniture or armings to the traces, of silke as aforesayde.

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • The edge also, after two or three armings, "burrs" a little, and thus provides a clearance naturally.

    On Laboratory Arts

  • The declaration of Andros, and the armings of the Iroquois, now let loose on many parts of Canada, gave rise to a project as politic, perhaps, as it was daring, and such as communities when in extremity have adopted with good effect; namely, to divert invasion by directly attacking the enemies 'neighboring territories.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 12

  • That any one saw or noticed me I doubt, and I soon became so reassured that I had more delight than fear in watching the coming and going of personages I had supposed dead a hundred years and more; the appearance at windows of faces lovely, faces sad, faces terror-stricken; the opening of casements and the dropping of billets into the garden; the flutter of disappearing robes; the faint sounds of revels from the interior of the palace; the hurrying of feet, the flashing of lights, the clink of steel, that told of partings and sudden armings, and the presence of a king that will be denied at no doors.

    Complete Essays

  • That any one saw or noticed me I doubt, and I soon became so reassured that I had more delight than fear in watching the coming and going of personages I had supposed dead a hundred years and more; the appearance at windows of faces lovely, faces sad, faces terror-stricken; the opening of casements and the dropping of billets into the garden; the flutter of disappearing robes; the faint sounds of revels from the interior of the palace; the hurrying of feet, the flashing of lights, the clink of steel, that told of partings and sudden armings, and the presence of a king that will be denied at no doors.

    Nine Short Essays

  • That any one saw or noticed me I doubt, and I soon became so reassured that I had more delight than fear in watching the coming and going of personages I had supposed dead a hundred years and more; the appearance at windows of faces lovely, faces sad, faces terror-stricken; the opening of casements and the dropping of billets into the garden; the flutter of disappearing robes; the faint sounds of revels from the interior of the palace; the hurrying of feet, the flashing of lights, the clink of steel, that told of partings and sudden armings, and the presence of a king that will be denied at no doors.

    The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner

  • Remarkably, this comes after von Hoffman, having catalogued his mentor's serial strong-armings, claims "astonish [ment] that anyone can read

    David Horowitz Freedom Center

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