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  • n. Plural form of brandishing.


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  • Local police have swept up guns from the top 40 in a sprawl of investigations: 40 homicide cases, 63 robberies, 96 suicides or attempts, 173 brandishings, 301 shootings with or without injuries, 655 drug probes and 1,043 weapons-related violations.

    Virginia gun dealers: Small number supply most guns tied to crimes

  • And because North Korea has a pretty well-established pattern of trying to get attention and validation through various missile launches and brandishings of nuclear reactors.

    William Bradley: Obama's Crisis Management: Of Pirates and Missiles

  • I would not be surprised if there are many more brandishings where the criminal makes a hasty exit and the incident reasonably does not make the news, or even reaches the police.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Freedomnomics:

  • If I had wanted to use this number to claim media bias, I could easily have picked one of the couple other estimates over the previous 20 years that showed somewhat lower rates of brandishings and warning shots.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Freedomnomics:

  • Then having engaged hand to hand, when not only the movements of their bodies, and the rapid brandishings of their arms and weapons, but wounds also and blood were seen, two of the Romans fell lifeless, one upon the other, the three Albans being wounded.

    The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08

  • After letting off a series of blasts from the horn, he brandished his cap wildly in the air, and then proceeded to dance a sort of complex double-shuffle, diversified by wild leaps in the air, and accompanied by brandishings of his hat and fresh blasts of the horn.

    Lost in the Fog

  • There were roarings and flames of fire and brandishings of the sword.

    Musicians of To-Day

  • Then he turned, heedless of the brandishings of the little man behind him, and went away toward his bath-house in the manner that is best described as a slink.

    V. V.'s Eyes

  • Clad in an easy-fitting dark blue "lounge suit," with narrow white cross-bar lines on it, an aged and faded orange sheep-skin hearthrug thrown gallantly across his shoulders, Farge, on all fours, with the mildest roarings imaginable, made rushes from under the dinner-table at the devoted Worthington, who withstood his fiery onslaught with lungings and brandishings of that truly classic weapon, the humble necessary umbrella.

    The Far Horizon

  • Sally with mock-angry cries and brandishings of her riding-whip.

    The Story of Kennett


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