A stand of arms

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • A stand of arms a complete set for one soldier, as a musket, bayonet, cartridge box and belt; frequently, the musket and bayonet alone.
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Usage

In literature:

But if I do this, cannot you let me have a guard of honour of armed men to stand at intervals along the hall.
"Gycia" by Lewis Morris
It shows the figure of a soldier, from the knees upwards, armed with bow and lance, and standing by the wheel of a chariot.
"A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1" by Georges Perrot
Ben soon took his stand in the street, with a roll of papers under his arm, supplied by the generosity of his new acquaintance.
"Ben, the Luggage Boy;" by Horatio Alger
The officers found themselves in a large court-yard filled with armed men, Essex standing calmly at the head of them.
"Queen Elizabeth" by Jacob Abbott
Four brass field-pieces, nine hundred dragoon swords, a thousand stand of arms, and four ammunition wagons were the spoils of this victory.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
In an instant, a fierce fight was in progress, with the combatants standing almost within arm's reach of one another.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
A lad had been accused of some fault, and she saw him standing, girt with chains, holding out his arms before a pot of boiling oil.
"The White Queen of Okoyong" by W.P. Livingstone
They made no stand, though they were well armed with a medley of modern rifles and well mounted.
"The Unveiling of Lhasa" by Edmund Candler
Just before it stopped, she caught a swift glimpse of a man standing with outstretched arms, as if in mute appeal.
"A Romance in Transit" by Francis Lynde
I stand in need, sergeant, of a friend with a discreet head and a strong arm.
"Horse-Shoe Robinson" by John Pendleton Kennedy
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In poetry:

Their armed guards defying!
A hush of death—and the Sentry stands
By the mast, with the halyards tight in his hands,
And the Mutiny Flag is flying!
"The Mutiny Of The Chains" by John Boyle O Reilly
'Squire Gordon, Lord of Feckill, must come forth,
To face the Presbyt'ry, and feel their wrath.
Unhappy case, alas! What man can stand
Against a troop well arm'd--he single-hand?
"The Way Of Doing Penance" by William Hutton
Under a spreading chestnut tree
The village smithy stands;
The Smith, a mighty man is he,
With large and sinewy hands;
And the muscles of his brawny arms
Are strong as iron bands.
"The Village Blacksmith" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Hope of the world! thou'hast broken its chains,--
Wear thy bright arms while a tyrant remains,
Stand for the right till the nations shall own
Freedom their sovereign, with Law for her throne!
"Freedom Or Queen" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Lady of all that have loved the people,
Light over roads astray,
Maze of steading and street and steeple,
Great as a heart that has loved the people:
Stand on the crown of the soaring down,
Lift up your arms and pray.
"On The Downs" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
The wedding eve’s bright moon saw her rise as from a swoon,
With the dream voice ringing still within her ear,
Saw her glide toward the sand, where the stately palmtrees stand,
To the desert, and the arms of Ben Kamir.
"The Dream Ring Of The Desert" by J Milton Hayes

In news:

Carmela Heard stands in front of a group of women ranging in ages from 40 to 80, stretching her arms high over her head, leaning far over to her right.
The C-shaped metal stand can break where the curved arm attaches to the leg of the metal frame, posing a fall hazard to an infant in the hammock .
Twenty-two years is a long time for a lady with a broken arm to stand around in the middle of a city.
Sue Mosey stands in front of Midtown's Forest Arms Apartments building — targeted for renovation after a fire — in 2009.
A larger-than-life statue of the Virgin Mary, arms outstretched, stands on a hill overlooking the entrance to the Lebanese Christian village of Jezzine, welcoming visitors into this picturesque mountain town.
I was standing on the patio at Kelvin Arms (2424 Dunstan, 713-528-5002) holding the pinkest drink I've ever had and trying to ask my friend John to grab us a couple of beers when my voice cracked for the first time in months, maybe years.
Pierre Fabienne cradles his baby in his arms as his girlfriend, a shy-eyed beauty, stands in the doorway of their home on a noisy lane in Port-au-Prince's impoverished Cite Soleil quarter.
The man standing at the front of the room donned a small turtle shell pouch, brightly colored arm cuffs and a loud feather headdress.
A man reportedly armed with a gun and standing on an apartment balcony is at the center of a standoff Thursday morning at a complex just south of Motor City.
Kansas City Chiefs players stand arm-in-arm during a moment of silence for Jovan Belcher before beating the Carolina Panthers on Sunday in Kansas City.
Kansas City Chiefs players stand arm-in-arm during a moment of silence before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
The Facebook photo, grainy and blurred, shows a boy in his Cub Scout uniform standing in the sun on the side of the road, his right arm in a stiff salute as cars pass by in Woodlawn, Virginia.
Injured Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger stands on the field with his arm in a sling before the start of their NFL footbal.
Injured Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger stands on the field with his arm in a sling before the start of a game against the Ravens.
A man reportedly armed with a gun and standing on an apartment balcony is at the center of a standoff Thursday morning at a complex just south of Motor City .
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