lieutenant-at-arms love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An old English term for the junior lieutenant. on a man-of-war, whose duty it was to drill the crew in musket and broadsword exercise.


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  • Though he had spoken mildly enough to the other men, he was stern when addressing us, and being speedily handcuffed, we were committed to the charge of the lieutenant-at-arms, and placed under a guard of marines.

    Will Weatherhelm The Yarn of an Old Sailor


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