small-arm

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n small-arm a portable gun "he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"
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Quotations

  • Walt Whitman
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    “Seasons pursuing each other the indescribable crowd is gathered, it is the fourth of Seventh-month, (what salutes of cannon and small arms!)”

Usage

In literature:

The infantry were by this time fairly well armed and equipped, but the field-pieces were mostly smoothbores of small calibre.
"Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War" by G. F. R. Henderson
Clara gave one glance at the huge white arm with the small crimson hole in it, and turned away with a thrill which was new to her.
"Overland" by John William De Forest
This brought on a return of small-arms from the Dartmouth and Syrene.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
Linking his arm with Benito's, he smiled, disclosing small, discolored teeth.
"Port O' Gold" by Louis John Stellman
The helm was very long, which gives the advantage of a long arm of leverage, but the disadvantage of a small arc of effort.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
Ex-President Taft has a comparatively small head, round face, round body, round arms and legs.
"Analyzing Character" by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
Why do the arms become small and slender in some diseases, as in mad men, and such as are sick of the dropsy?
"The Works of Aristotle the Famous Philosopher" by Anonymous
When the eleven kings beheld so small a band doing such mighty deeds of arms they were ashamed, and charged them fiercely in return.
"The Legends Of King Arthur And His Knights" by James Knowles
Miss Winstock appeared with a small portable typewriter in her arms and a notebook lodged on the typewriter.
"Mr. Prohack" by E. Arnold Bennett
Soon the roar of musketry filled the air; the regular and continual baying of the cannon beat time to the steady roll of small arms.
"History of Kershaw's Brigade" by D. Augustus Dickert
The rest were only provided with small arms, and our whole force amounted to 960 men.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume X" by Robert Kerr
Wheeling round again, he drew up a small chair close to hers, seating himself sidewise, with his arm resting on the back.
"The Wild Olive" by Basil King
He was small and rotund, with a bay window which his arms would not have gone around.
"Là-bas" by J. K. Huysmans
There were small passages at arms, but these only served to show how strong was the general desire for harmony.
"John Redmond's Last Years" by Stephen Gwynn
The Birmingham Small Arms trophy was a great attraction.
"Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham" by Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
He was near enough for her to put out a small hand and rest it on his arm.
"The Just and the Unjust" by Vaughan Kester
The mother's arm, passively extended by Rose to receive the small body, contracted around it unconsciously.
"Love Stories" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Some small mutinies occurred in this arm of the service in the presidency.
"Across India" by Oliver Optic
I felt Sally's small fingers clutching my arm like sharp pincers.
"The Rustlers of Pecos County" by Zane Grey
These barges carried small cannons, and their crew were all armed.
"Stories of American Life and Adventure" by Edward Eggleston
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In poetry:

Two small arms to hold you tight,
Two small feet to run,
Two small eyes full of love for you,
One small son.
"One Small Son" by Richard Willard Armour
LAST night he lay within my arm,
So small, so warm, a mystery
To which God only held the key–
But mine to keep from fear and harm!
"The Mother" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
“O western wind, when wilt thou blow
That the small rain down can rain?
Christ! That my love were in my arms
And I in my bed again!”
"On Reading Ballads" by Arthur Graeme West
Below, her lover stretched his hands
And touched her feet so small;
"Drop down to me, dear heart," he said,
"My arms shall break the fall."
"The Witch of Wenham" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I always tremble; the moments flew
Swiftly to dawn that took you away,
But this is a small and lovely you
Content to rest in my arms all day.
"Lalila, To The Ferengi Lover" by Laurence Hope
And small arms, too, will then be wrought
Into machines for cutting wheat;
While those who used them will be taught
To labor for their bread and meat.
"The Donation Visit" by David John Scott

In news:

The AK-47, one of the world's first operational assault rifles and probably the most durable and enduring small-arms weapons ever made, goes into production in the Soviet Union.
The radio-telephone operator was killed while on foot patrol when his unit was attacked with small-arms fire in southeast Afghanistan's Paktika province.
Firefighters ran with babies and small children in their arms to nearby ambulances on the crowded street.
Despite the relatively small number of American armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan (140,000), the war effort is rapidly shaping up to be the third-most expensive war in United States history.
Why UN small arms treaty is another land mine for Obama.
The Flow of Small Arms and Ammunition Around the World.
First Class Ryan Savard, a 29-year-old from Jefferson, was killed by small arms fire in Afghanistan last week.
Armed with a feeding tube for nutrition, a tracheostomy for breathing and a small army of nurses, every day I spar with this deadly illness.
Moustafa Ismail, who lives in Massachusetts in the US, consumes seven pounds of protein, nine pounds of carbohydrates and 11 litres of water each day to help maintain upper arms that measure 31 inches around - as big as a small man's waist.
Massachusetts bodybuilder Moustafa Ismail eats seven pounds of protein, nine pounds of carbohydrates and three gallons of water each day to help maintain upper arms that measure 31 inches around - as big as a small man's waist.
Joseph Richardson were killed Friday when they were attacked by militants using roadside bombs and small-arms fire.
Laser Devices, Inc Announces the First Eye-Safe Small Arms Infrared Laser Pointers.
Cannon and small arms demonstrations will also be featured.
Not long ago, I found myself in the back seat of a small car deep in the jungle of India, an arm's length from a 40-pound python, which sat tightly coiled within a burlap sack.
Wives of miners , many with babies in arms and small children clinging to their skirts, had hurried to the mine entrance, praying that their loved ones had been spared.
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In science:

Furthermore, only the heavy disk models properly account for the observed small pitch angle of the spiral arms.
On the Spiral Structure of NGC 2915 and Dark Matter
Due to the small lever-arm of the TPC, the resolution on the measurement of the muon direction is, on average, 10 mrad.
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
We note that the temperature variation of the pedestal, the traverse, and the fork arms are small.
Mechanical Measurements of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
Although there is no global offset from zero for c2 and s2 , they show small deviations at radii coinciding with the locations of spiral arms in the 3.6 µm image of NGC 3198, or in the total H I map presented in Walter et al. (2008).
Dynamical Centers and Non-Circular Motions in THINGS Galaxies: Implications for Dark Matter Halos
The elongation of the potential, ǫpot sin(2ϕ2 ), derived according to Eq. 3 is small over most of the radial range, but shows traces of the same spiral arms which cause the variation in, e.g., the s3 component.
Dynamical Centers and Non-Circular Motions in THINGS Galaxies: Implications for Dark Matter Halos
The radial distribution of the non-circular motions varies between 3 ≤ Ar (r) ≤ 15 km s-1 and has a median of ˜Ar ∼ 9 km s-1 (<5 percent of Vtot ), making the amount of non-circular motions quite small, despite the prominent spiral arms.
Dynamical Centers and Non-Circular Motions in THINGS Galaxies: Implications for Dark Matter Halos
The distributions of s1 and s3 are best described as wiggles caused by spiral arms on top of a small offset.
Dynamical Centers and Non-Circular Motions in THINGS Galaxies: Implications for Dark Matter Halos
If the arms lie in the plane of the sky, then the small lineof-sight depths of the emitting volumes in Fig. 8 indicate that the 1 keV gas is not volume filling at most radii, including the core of the galaxy.
Feedback under the microscope II: heating, gas uplift, and mixing in the nearest cluster core
For that reason, even though the net field of t he chicane is small, they form another spectrometer arm with a comparable resolution.
Results from a Prototype Chicane-Based Energy Spectrometer for a Linear Collider
Abstract: We study the effect of drag induced by the Galactic hot halo on the two neutral hydrogen (HI) cloud complexes associated with the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds: the Magellanic Stream (MS) and the Leading Arm (LA).
The Effect of Drag from the Galactic Hot Halo on the Magellanic Stream and Leading Arm
The Leading Arm (LA), which is composed of a number of discrete HI branches, stretches oppositely to the MS and leads the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds (LMC and SMC, respectively) in their orbit the Milky Way.
The Effect of Drag from the Galactic Hot Halo on the Magellanic Stream and Leading Arm
In order to investigate the impact of the recent ACT dataset, which samples very small angular scales, giving a long lever arm, on the final result we also perform an analysis excluding it in the case of “relativistic” EDE.
Limits on Dark Radiation, Early Dark Energy, and Relativistic Degrees of Freedom
Three stars, SNAP-2, P177D and P330E, lie close enough to the D3 field to be easily observed together in a single short observing block with a potentially small airmass lever arm.
Improved Photometric Calibration of the SNLS and the SDSS Supernova Surveys
As a part of the research and development program in support of the VIRGO pro ject, we built a small fixed-mirror interferometer with Fabry-Perot cavities in the two arms.
Alignment procedure for the VIRGO Interferometer: experimental results from the Frascati prototype
Among these three galaxies, the brightest cluster galaxy (DG 311) shows a tidal arm of very low contrast (and unusual g − r and r − i colors), but a normal surface brightness profile and elliptical shape (at small radii).
The morphological segregation of galaxies in clusters. III. The distant cluster Cl0939+4713 (Abell 851)
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