order arms


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n order arms a position in the manual of arms; the rifle is held vertically on the right side with the butt on the ground; often used as a command
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Many hundreds of years ago when the well-known style of Irish dancing began in the country side of Ireland, most houses of the poor - and that means most houses - only had a dirt floor which was not a lot of use for dancing on if you were holding a ceildh (pronounced kay-lee and meaning party - more or less). So in order to make the dancing easier the owners of the house which was holding the party would take the doors off their hinges and lay them on the floor. There was just enough room on each door for two people to dance, providing they did not fling their arms about - hence the original name for Irish dancing - Door Dancing.
    • Order arms (Mil) the command at which a rifle is brought to a position with its butt resting on the ground; also, the position taken at such a command.
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In literature:

With a whirl Virgie dashed away from the desk, eluded the orderly and threw herself into her father's arms.
"The Littlest Rebel" by Edward Peple
Morgan ordered him to give up his arms, because of this breach of duty, and the man obeyed.
"Thirteen Months in the Rebel Army" by William G. Stevenson
This convinced the captain that the wisest course was to comply, and so he gave the order for the troops to parade without arms.
"The Yankee Tea-party" by Henry C. Watson
This was done, and the men were kept under arms all night, waiting for orders which never came.
"French and English" by Evelyn Everett-Green
These had been trimmed and blackened also, in order to have more the appearance of fire-arms.
"The Tithe-Proctor The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two" by William Carleton
The Fourteenth Regiment was ordered under arms, but remained at their barracks.
"Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 73, November, 1863" by Various
Balcom grasped his arm in order to arrest his attention.
"The Master Mystery" by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
And I require that the militia of Hartford shall be instantly ordered under arms.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 1 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
It is said that the medical boards were ordered to exempt no one capable of bearing arms for ten days.
"A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln" by John G. Nicolay
That thereupon by order of Dr. Jameson the arms were then also laid down.
"The Transvaal from Within" by J. P. Fitzpatrick
The first volley wounded the General in the arm and hand, and killed his orderly.
"Forty-one years in India" by Frederick Sleigh Roberts
The author himself sat in an arm-chair, with a face as white and miserable as if he were ordered for execution.
"Melchior's Dream and Other Tales" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
In order to escape complete destruction the rest laid down their arms.
"Historical Tales, Vol 5 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Edward ordered the Welsh archers to prepare the way with their missiles for the advance of the men-at-arms.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
He sent word to the other guards in Quebec and ordered the ringing of the alarm bell, and the drum-beat to arms.
"A Canadian Manor and Its Seigneurs" by George M. Wrong
I cannot conceive how the arms before sent could have got into so very bad order; they certainly went from hence in good condition.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
But there is no occasion to recur to this, in order to account for their arming.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
For when the natives were ordered to contribute money and arms, they brought a gratuitous present of provisions as well.
"Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II" by Caius Cornelius Tacitus
Dodd had ordered the crew out of the rigging, armed them with cutlasses, and laid them flat on the forecastle.
"Great Sea Stories" by Various
The Admiral, therefore, ordered the boat to be sent on shore, with the crew well armed.
"The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985-1503" by Various

In poetry:

In your midst was order once,
And within your border once
Strangers took no part.
Jew, you had a land one time,
And an armed hand, one time.
(How it moves the heart!)
"The Feast Of Lights" by Morris Rosenfeld
Legate, I had the news last night —my cohort ordered home
By ships to Portus Itius and thence by road to Rome.
I've marched the companies aboard, the arms are stowed below:
Now let another take my sword. Command me not to go!
"The Roman Centurion's Song" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

The citizens of France may be up in arms over being ordered to carry breathalyzers in their cars, but not for the reasons you think.
In order to avoid Line of Sight issues with the wireless system as buildings are being built, the Armed Response Team constantly monitors the site to make sure each sensor is functioning.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi troops using loudspeakers ordered members of an armed Sunni neighborhood group in Baghdad to turn in their weapons Sunday after the arrest of their leader sparked fierce gunbattles with American and Iraqi troops.
The exercise was ordered to test the competence and preparedness of several units in the armed forces, the military said.
The armed forces of Denmark and Sweden have just placed new orders.
Rooker was ordered bound over for trial Tuesday on charges of first degree murder and armed criminal action.
The fifth Maryland teenager charged as an adult in the armed robbery and subsequent fatal stabbing of an Olney man for his designer jacket was ordered on Monday to remain in DC jail until trial.
In an interview with CBS News, legal advisor and spokesperson for the Syrian Opposition Council Yaser Tabbara speaks about the need for the US to provide arms the rebels and establish a no-fly zone in order to defeat the Assad regime.
A judge on Tuesday ordered the arrest of a local television show host who set fire to the hair of a US magician, burning his scalp, face and arm.
Armed robbers order Foster City man into closet, leave with cash, electronics.
Supreme Council of the Armed Forces calls emergency meeting after Morsy's order.
Armed robbers order Foster City man into closet, leave with cash, electronics .
The report ordered by Congress in 2009 calls for greater diversity in the military's leadership so it will better reflect the racial, ethnic and gender mix in the armed forces and in American society.
In an interview with CBS News, legal advisor and spokesperson for the Syrian Opposition Council Yaser Tabbara speaks about the need for the US to provide arms the rebels and establish a no- fly zone in order to defeat the Assad regime.
They have a staff, a brand, and if they're a group -- or have an arm -- that's registered as a nonprofit, they have to lobby in order to keep their IRS status.

In science:

The three Michelsons are not exactly co-located, for 10 km long arms the interferometer signals can be sub ject to a time delay up to the order of L/c ≈ 0.3 ms.
Triple Michelson Interferometer for a Third-Generation Gravitational Wave Detector
The notag (|t| ≤ 0.5 GeV2 ) and tag (|t| ≤ 3 GeV2 ) samples are combined in order to extend the measurement lever arm in |t|.
Diffractive Electroproduction of rho and phi Mesons at HERA
The nominal arm length mismatch of the interferometers is in reality limited by the accuracy of the assembly process of the measurement bench, i.e. in the order of a few µm.
Suspension platform interferometer for the AEI 10\,m prototype: concept, design and optical layout
In a lower bound for the one-arm probability of long-range percolation is proved to be of the order r −(4∧α)/2 .
Random walk on the high-dimensional IIC
The tracks do impact however at an angle on the order of 0.15 mrad, giving an alignment “lever arm” for ∆z misalignments on the order of 0.15 µm/mm.
Analytical and Numerical Flash-Algorithms for Track Fits
The fit includes data from H154 and BCDMS55 (proton target data) in order that the lever arm in x and Q2 be sufficient to constrain the parameterisation.
Summary of the Structure Function Session at Dis01
Similarly the next generation will have sensitivity that goes down to values of Λ1 and Λ2 as large as the optical length of the arms of the interferometer, whereas until a decade ago the sensitivity was several orders of magnitude away from these levels.
Quantum-Gravity Phenomenology: Status and Prospects
The slit length was fixed to 10 arcsec in the blue arm and 12 arcsec in the red arm to avoid overlapping between consecutive orders in the spatial direction.
A reappraisal of the chemical composition of the Orion nebula based on VLT echelle spectrophotometry
Since terms involving hµν are first order, we can replace ∆x and ∆y by their zeroth order expressions: ∆x = ∆y = L where we are assuming (approximately) equal lengths L for the interferometer arms.
Gauge invariance and the detection of gravitational radiation
Armed with this new procedure it is now practical to perform exact hypothesis tests of Markov order.
Exact test for Markov order
In order to have access to the second output ports of the analyzers, normally coinciding with the input arm for Michelson interferometers, we used 3-port optical circulators C (JDS Fitel) in the 1998 experiment.
Long-distance Bell-type tests using energy-time entangled photons
As the coherence length of the single photons is five orders of magnitude smaller than the arm-length difference of the interferometers, no phase dependent variation of the single count rates can be observed.
Long-distance Bell-type tests using energy-time entangled photons
Furthermore, in order to guarantee a minimum lever arm for track fitting, events with a pro jection of the most distant channels on the track (Zdist) less than 35 meters have been rejected.
The Lake Baikal neutrino experiment: selected results
As a natural extension of the IZ model(s), we incorporate scattering due to the Sagittarius spiral arm (as discussed in § 2.5) in order to improve upon the agreement for pulsars beyond 1 kpc with sight lines intercepting that arm.
Pulsar Scintillation in the Local ISM: Loop I and Beyond
In order to provide a spectrometer with optimized particle identification capabilities for various particle species, the central arm spectrometers, which each cover ±0.35 in pseudorapidity (η ) and span 900 in azimuthal angle (φ), necessarily contain many components.
Event Reconstruction in the PHENIX Central Arm Spectrometers