• WordNet 3.6
    • adj light-armed armed with light equipment and weapons "a light-armed brigade"
    • adj light-armed armed with light weapons
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Light-armed līt"ärmd` Armed with light weapons or accouterments.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • light-armed Armed and accoutred in a manner convenient for active and desultory service: said of troops.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Light-armed armed in a manner suitable for active service
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. leóht; Ger. leicht, Ice. léttr; L. lĕvis.


In literature:

A light spread over his face, his hands felt for the chair-arms and held them firmly.
"The Trespasser, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Had she not seen the light of true love in his eyes, and felt the arms of love about her?
"The Battle Of The Strong, Complete A Romance of Two Kingdoms" by Gilbert Parker
The lighted match fell on a surplice which had dropped from his arms as he came from the vestry, and set it afire.
"The Right of Way, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Pambo was there already, his white hair glittering in the rising moon, as with slow and feeble arms he launched the light canoe.
"Hypatia" by Charles Kingsley
Welcome to light, To this green earth and to your Mother's arms.
"Prosepine and Midas" by Mary Shelley
The prone shadows with their out-stretched arms clung to the feet of the hurrying light.
"The Gardener" by Rabindranath Tagore
The hunters were all armed with long, light javelins and short swords.
"A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder" by James De Mille
The next morning he recalled his light-armed troops, which had been sent on to the hills with the oxen.
"History of Rome from the Earliest times down to 476 AD" by Robert F. Pennell
As the light fell on his face Andrew started, and, as Ronald smiled, ran forward and clasped him in his arms.
"Bonnie Prince Charlie" by G. A. Henty
The cook used to pile armfuls of flax-sticks under the billies, and set light to them when the last man arrived in camp.
"Children of the Bush" by Henry Lawson

In poetry:

"Thro' this fated night let the tapers burn
And the lamp on the armed wall;
For the light is dim thro' the window's brim
On the roof of the eastern hall:
"The Perjured Nun" by Anne Bannerman
Painted and plumed, with scalp-locks flowing,
And red arms tossing and black eyes glowing,
Now in the light and now in the shade
Around the fires the dancers played.
"The Bridal of Pennacook" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Warm are the still and lucky miles,
White shores of longing stretch away,
A light of recognition fills
The whole great day, and bright
The tiny world of lovers' arms.
"Warm are the Still and Lucky Miles" by W H Auden
Rust red as gore crawled on their arms of might
And on their faces wrinkles and not scars:
Till the dream suddenly ended; noise and light
Loosened the tyranny of the tropic stars.
"Nightmare" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
No, not with snowflakes! With your arms! Reach far!
Oh you, ten fingers of my pain, the light
Of crystal winter stars-and every star
A sign of northbound snowbound trains being late.
"My desk is not so wide that I might lean" by Boris Pasternak
Full many a night, when sick, she kindly tri'd
To ease thy pain, although her sleep she lost,
And, when without that care thou must have di'd,
Still in her arms, 'till day-light, gently tost.
"The Duty Of Children To Their Parents" by Rees Prichard

In news:

For the US Army's armed aerial scout requirement, Boeing is proposing its AH-6i light attack helicopter, seen flying over the Arizona desert last year.
The ballistic shield is light enough to carry in one arm while providing the operator the capability to deliver accurate center-line firepower using a military or law enforcement style long-gun while on the move.
Armed with swab tests and a black light, former police forensic investigator Peter Guerin scrutinized seven of Melbourne's top hotels.
During the past year, scores of rebel brigades across Syria like The Beloved of Allah have evolved from hapless bands of lightly armed men into formidable fighting groups, shifting the balance against Assad's military.
Eig casts Capone in an almost sympathetic light, as the long arm of the law slowly wraps around the gangster's throat.
The MARC train, Light Rail and Commuter bus operations are currently suspended MTA reports Light Rail service will resume Wednesday, as crews are reinstalling crossing gate arms.
Wall-mounted fixtures with swing arms in on either side of the bed let you shine light where you want it, and also leave more room on nightstands.
A senior official of the UN nuclear agency says his team is "ready to go" to Parchin, an Iranian site it suspects could have been used for developing atomic arms, just as soon as Tehran gives the green light for a visit.
Like David danced, bringing in the Arc, Raise your arms, your voice, and dance, Praising Faith generates much spark, Like lightening, Love God, light the dark.
Furthermore, some Highlanders are armed with a 270-horsepower V-6 that is light-years more efficient than the lazy, smog-spewing V-8s of the Plymouth Gran Fury and Oldsmobile 88 wagons of my youth.
Beep-It Optical Theremin Why wave your arms around when you can make interesting noises just by flipping on some lights.
Once upon a time, outfitting your crib with a slick lighting system that could be remotely controlled would cost you an arm and a leg and was a technical nightmare to set up.
So you get one more dude in flash sneakers and a sideways ball cap waving his arms around a switchboard and swerving with the lights and the beats.
Making good on its vow to seek out other, more lucrative markets in light of dwindling PC sales, AMD is placing its bets on servers, and is using technologies from rival chip maker ARM to pave the way.
So as soon as there was enough light they came to the rescue , armed with a ladder and a pickup truck.

In science:

The 6800 ˚A (D680) dichroic was use to split the light between the red and blue arm of LRIS.
Wide-field mid-infrared and millimetre imaging of the high-redshift radio galaxy, 4C41.17
Here Td is the time delay difference between the two arms of the Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI), which can be determined by Td = n∆L/C . ∆L is the path length imbalance, n is the refractive index of fiber and C is the speed of light in vacuum.
Experimental demonstration of a high speed quantum random number generation scheme based on measuring phase noise of a single mode laser
The proximity of the turbulent boundary layer to the telescope also results in reduced values for the scintillation noise, since the ‘lever arm’, from the turbulent atmospheric cells that de-focus the light to the telescope, is much reduced.
Astronomy in Antarctica
OB star complexes that line the arms in blue light.
Mid-Infrared Galaxy Morphology from the Spitzer Survey of Stellar Structure in Galaxies (S^4G): The Imprint of the de Vaucouleurs Revised Hubble-Sandage Classification System at 3.6 microns
Increasing the light power inside the interferometer arms reduces the shot noise level, but at the same time increases the radiation pressure noise.
Beyond the Second Generation of Laser-Interferometric Gravitational Wave Observatories