side arm

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n side arm a firearm that is held and fired with one hand
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Usage

In literature:

His musket fell to the ground, and he walked back to camp with his arm swinging heavily at his side.
"Detailed Minutiae of Soldier life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865" by Carlton McCarthy
As neither arms nor shoulders may be used, this is done entirely by a side movement of the free leg.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
He gave ground sullenly, the girl still laughing, with her strong arms lying by her sides.
"The Proud Prince" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
Again the two crouched side by side, each with an arm over the other, and watching like cats for the chance to seize an advantage.
"Camp-fire and Wigwam" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
Her arms fell to her sides!
"The Bill-Toppers" by Andre Castaigne
On Eric's side it was vigorously played; but had Marjorie's arm lost its cunning?
"The Children of Wilton Chase" by Mrs. L. T. Meade
Garnesk stopped and stood on the path, the deal box clasped carefully in his arms, his head on one side, listening.
"The Mystery of the Green Ray" by William Le Queux
Get up close to me, and take hold of my sides under my arms.
"A Woman at Bay" by Nicholas Carter
This detail wears side arms or, if the special equipments do not include side arms, then belts only.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
They spent the evening singing and dancing, and by the end of it she was sitting by his side and he had his arm round her waist.
"The Trembling of a Leaf" by William Somerset Maugham
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In poetry:

So thou, thy shield upon thy arm,
O'er hill and dale dost ride,
And I, thy little serving-boy,
Run singing by thy side.
"The Little Serving-Boy" by Cicely Fox Smith
Who comes forth to the vessel's side,
Leaning upon the manly arm
Of one who wraps with tender pride
The mantle round her form?
"Helva" by Alice Cary
But quickly springs she to his side,
And firmly holds his arm,
"Oh, chief, indeed no, spy am I,
But friend to spare you harm."
"A Ballad Of 1812" by Sarah Anne Curzon
"Its stiff, white arms were stretched wide,
I could not pass it then ;
I tried to cross on either side,
But it was all in vain.
"The Penitent's Confession" by Anne Bannerman
What if no trumpet sounds to call
His armed legions to his side?
What if, to no ancestral hall
He comes in all a victor's pride?
"Delicatessen" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer
Thou art gone to the grave! — we no longer behold thee,
Nor tread the rough paths of the world by thy side;
But the wide arms of Mercy are spread to enfold thee,
And sinners may hope since the Sinless hath died.
"Funeral Hymn" by Reginald Heber

In news:

Two suspects have been arrested in the armed robbery of a small casino on the south side of Reno.
The e-retailer's movie arm options a scary novel from the publishing side.
Reward offered in theft of firearms from South Side arms dealer.
Wright walked to the sideline with about 12 minutes left in the quarter after Chris Johnson ran for 10 yards, holding his arm at his side.
(A) Stand on your left leg with your arms extended to the sides.
Both sides agree that peace means more than ending armed conflict.
A worker cuts siding to install on the home of Maria Armes of Uhrichsville.
An 80-year-old Chicago man shot and killed an armed man who broke into his two-story house in a pre-dawn home invasion Wednesday on the city's West Side.
05 am Sunday, patrolmen were dispatched an armed robbery in the 400 block of S. Lake St, near Harrison Primary Center on the city's west side.
When your standing side on the outer triceps looks like a half moon sitting there on your arm and screams POWER.
Pully Palz is a pully system that holds a pacifier on each arm, so when a baby pulls one side, the other side goes up.
A prisoner wrestled with a Stephens County sheriff's deputy Thursday, took his side arm and fled in a patrol car .
Lie facedown, arms at sides, feet pointed.
Open your arms straight out to the sides, and relax.
An unnamed 10-year-old girl suffered a broken arm, along with cuts and bruises, when she was struck by a SUV on a South Side road in Holland on Wednesday morning.
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In science:

For large fields the probability distribution narrows down to a single U shaped configuration with equally long arms at both sides of the center of the chain.
Reptation in the Rubinstein-Duke model: the influence of end-reptons dynamics
Armed with (5.6) we now estimate the right-hand side of (5.1) for the processes {Fr,y }y∈Z+ and {Φr,y }y∈Z+ and with α replaced by αr.
Properties of the limit shape for some last passage growth models in random environments
As a result of this, there is more spiral arm coverage per unit longitude on the southern side of the Galactic center than on the northern side, at least when considering the nearhalf of the Galaxy, to which our survey has mainly been limited.
Red Eyes on Wolf-Rayet Stars: 60 New Discoveries via Infrared Color Selection
Since massive stars are presumably concentrated in spiral arms, we should expect a higher observed surface density of WRs on the southern side of the Galaxy than the northern side.
Red Eyes on Wolf-Rayet Stars: 60 New Discoveries via Infrared Color Selection
The lowest mirror switches out the interrogating wavefunction after a number of transits. A detector at a set interference length can work out if the side arm is blocked by the count of the detected photons.
Secure Quantum Communication and Superluminal Signalling on the Bell Channel
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