Secure arms


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Secure arms (Mil) a command and a position in the manual of arms, used in wet weather, the object being to guard the firearm from becoming wet. The piece is turned with the barrel to the front and grasped by the right hand at the lower band, the muzzle is dropped to the front, and the piece held with the guard under the right arm, the hand supported against the hip, and the thumb on the rammer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Secure arms to guard the firearms from becoming wet
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  • Publius Cornelius Tacitus
    “The repose of nations cannot be secure without arms. Armies cannot be maintained without pay, nor can the pay be produced without taxes.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. securusse- (for sine), without, cura, care.


In literature:

Suddenly, while the bandage was being secured, one of the younger men in the front rank threw up his arm as though to ward off a blow.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
Satan as the strong man armed holds the goods and keeps them secure within his house.
"Christ, Christianity and the Bible" by I. M. Haldeman
Her hands gripped the arms of the wheel chair as though for security.
"Prologue to an Analogue" by Leigh Richmond
He usually chose the latter, and sought to secure his power by force of arms.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
I am not a Hector, and the worthy doctor's foes are as securely armed as Ajax was.
"Robert Burns" by Gabriel Setoun
Her husband packed her up still more securely, and then laid his arm round her as though to protect her.
"The Son of His Mother" by Clara Viebig
Now it was closed as an armed security guard stopped him.
"The Thirst Quenchers" by Rick Raphael
Here is my arm; let me take you where you will be secure from insult.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 7 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I have one Arm secure, if you can't deal with the rest I am sorry for you.
"An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews" by Conny Keyber
Then we scalped the slain, carried away our dead, and secured all the arms we needed.
"Geronimo's Story of His Life" by Geronimo
He now entered active life with firm and secure step, armed only with his knowledge and his power of will.
"Life of Wagner" by Louis Nohl
While two of them held him, a third passed a deer-skin thong round his chest, fastening it securely under his arms.
"Dusty Star" by Olaf Baker
Finally the little boy fell securely against the cousinly arm.
"Fairfax and His Pride" by Marie Van Vorst
My arms were secured but my legs were not.
"A Veldt Vendetta" by Bertram Mitford
Placing the butt of the rifle beneath the arm he secured it there with Farney's belt.
"With Rifle and Bayonet" by F.S. Brereton
It was a rushing, whirling confusion and through it his arm led her, happier in his secure guard than in anything else under heaven.
"The Duchess of Wrexe" by Hugh Walpole
Before he could scramble to his feet again, the policemen were upon him, and soon had his arms securely pinioned.
"By Right of Conquest" by Arthur Hornblow
And so the baby slept again, secure and comforted in her dear arms.
"A Top-Floor Idyl" by George van Schaick
Dick seized the fishing-boots, and held them securely while Edward made a firm grasp at the arm.
"The Fortunes of Philippa" by Angela Brazil
The cords which shackled the prisoner's feet were cut off, but his arms remained securely fastened.
"Abandoned" by Jules Verne

In poetry:

Under the shadow of thy throne
Thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is thine arm alone,
And our defence is sure.
"Psalm 90 part 1" by Isaac Watts
My gracious God does never close,
Or wink his eyes, when I repose,
But whilst I sleep, within his arms,
Secure he keeps me from all harms.
"A Morning Thanksgiving When We First Awake" by Rees Prichard
Zion enjoys her Monarch's love,
Secure against a threat'ning hour;
Nor can her firm foundations move,
Built on his truth, and armed with power.
"Psalm 46 part 1" by Isaac Watts
Deeper to wound she shuns the fight;
She drops her arms, to gain the field;
Secures her conquest by her flight;
And triumphs, when she seems to yield.
"An Ode To A Lady. She Refusing To Continue A Dispute With Me, And Leaving Me In The Argument" by Matthew Prior
Detested impotence of flatter'd charms,
That could not bind my Wanderer to my arms!
Ah! what avail'd your beauties, but to lure
That fleeting Love, ye knew not to secure!
"Louisa: A Poetical Novel. First Epsitle." by Anna Seward
To sleep he both with opiates lur'd,
Then, in their slumber's bond secur'd,
See in his arms they go!
To woody scenes, where for the snake,
(There left entranc'd) when he shall wake,
Both food and shelter grow.
"The Grateful Snake" by William Hayley

In news:

No Federal Employees, Armed Forces Have Accumulated Social Security and Medicare Funds.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ A security guard at a Philadelphia food plant says he opened the gate for an armed employee before a shooting that left two people dead.
Egypt mulls arming Sinai Bedouin security force .
The international security contractor formerly known as Blackwater has agreed to pay a $7.5 million fine to settle federal criminal charges related to arms smuggling and other crimes.
CIA venture arm targets a secure cloud platform.
A Tunisian protester raises his arms during clashes with security forces in the southern town of Siliana, on November 29, 2012.
Begich also is expected to serve on the Commerce, Armed Services, Veterans Affairs, and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committees .
Susan Stamper A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms.
"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed".
" A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed".
A divided Mali could become a haven for armed groups and a security nightmare for the whole of West Africa and far beyond.
Armed loyalists of Muammar Qaddafi, including his security chief, fled into neighboring Niger in multiple convoys across hundreds of miles of desert on Tuesday.
The UN Security Council said it intends to impose sanctions against leaders of the M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as on those who violate an arms embargo on the country.
Washington Police Chief Cathy Lanier meets with reporters near the Family Research Council in Washington, Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012, after a security guard for the lobbying group was shot in the arm.
We don t have a sergeant at arms or any security.

In science:

It is assumed that Eve is able to perfectly eavesdrop the classical channel, and that she has full access to the losses along at least one “transmission arm” of the EPR beam (this is a strong hypothesis, but it is usually done for evaluating the security of standard quantum cryptography).
Evaluating quantum teleportation of coherent states
Seven people, six of them children, were killed and two injured Wednesday by armed Islamists near Medea, 120 kilometers (75 miles) south of Algiers, security forces said.
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