from The Century Dictionary.

  • Completely armed.


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  • Nouvelle Heloise, — in short, the thought of three lands crowded with confused images that girlish head, august in its cold guilelessness, its native chastity, but from which there sprang full-armed, brilliant, sincere, and strong, an overwhelming admiration for genius.

    Modeste Mignon

  • It is no great feat I have done, for he was naked and I full-armed.

    People of the Dark

  • All the self-tortures of doubt and anxiety and imagination and hope and despair that you go through when you are a child, trying to break out of your shell, only to find yourself in the middle of a legion of full-armed emotions against which you have no defense!

    senorcoconut Diary Entry

  • In the meantime, he drew up in good order his full-armed men and all the citizens that came in and joined him; forming his battalions deep, and distributing his officers in many separate commands, that he might, be able to attack from many quarters at once, and so he more alarming to the enemy.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • Therefore the young man, taking with him thirteen hundred horse, one thousand of which he had from Caesar, five hundred archers, and eight cohorts of the full-armed soldiers that stood next him, led them up with design to charge the Parthians.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • For Sertorius was always hovering about, and coming upon him unawares, like a captain of thieves rather than soldiers, disturbing him perpetually with ambuscades and light skirmishes; whereas Metellus was accustomed to regular conduct, and fighting in battle array with full-armed soldiers.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • But as if on purpose to punish him in his pride, before they parted from him, messengers came with news of the complete slaughter of one of the Spartan divisions by Iphicrates, a greater disaster than had befallen them for many years; and that the more grievous, because it was a choice regiment of full-armed Lacedaemonians overthrown by a parcel of mere mercenary targeteers.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • Sylla hereupon exasperating his soldiers, who were about thirty-five thousand full-armed men, led them towards Rome.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • The rest, flying back to their main body and troubling the ranks of the full-armed infantry, put the whole army to the rout.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • But the full-armed infantry, facing round, received the light troops within; and those in the first rank knelt on one knee, holding their shields before them, the next rank holding theirs over the first, and so again others over these, much like the tiling of a house, or the rows of seats in a theater, the whole affording sure defense against arrows, which glance upon them without doing any harm.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans


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