Under-arm

Definitions

  • Both under Arms
    Both under Arms
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Under-arm Done (as bowling) with the arm not raised above the elbow, that is, not swung far out from the body; underhand. Cf. Over-arm and Round-Arm.
    • Under-arm For use under the arms, specifically in the armpit; as, an underarm deodorant.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The giant carries the Prince under one arm The giant carries the Prince under one arm

Usage

In literature:

The company, if not under arms, is formed in like manner omitting reference to arms.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Infantry of the" by War Department
But with a quick blow Brick Simpson struck him in the face, and with equal quickness snatched the bundle of kites from under his arm.
"The Cruise of the Dazzler" by Jack London
Inattention under arms 2 7.
"Lands of the Slave and the Free" by Henry A. Murray
The English were under arms, and after a short struggle Tyrone's men gave way.
"The Story Of Ireland" by Emily Lawless
In South Carolina and in Kansas the negroes had been put under arms and mustered into service as Union soldiers.
"Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field" by Thomas W. Knox
The king sat astride the bearer's neck with a leg over each shoulder and his feet tucked under the bearer's arms.
"Balder The Beautiful, Vol. I." by Sir James George Frazer
AS`CAPART, a giant conquered by Bevis of Southampton, though so huge as to carry Bevis, his wife, and horse under his arm.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Just as the boy was going with the instrument under his arm he called him back.
"A Roman Singer" by F. Marion Crawford
After a decent interval George took the portfolio under his arm.
"The Roll-Call" by Arnold Bennett
But when I tried to put my arm under him, he pushed me a little and said, "No, no," so I stopped.
"Us and the Bottleman" by Edith Ballinger Price
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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
Asleep from this wearisome aching,
With my arms crossed under my head,
I shall hear without awaking,
The rain that blesses the dead.
"Summer Rain" by Kate Seymour Maclean
Then flew Dinah from under the Chair,
Into his arms she flew—
And licked his face from chin to hair
And Peter passed them through!
"Dinah in Heaven" by Rudyard Kipling
But I see a vision of summer skies
Growing out of the embers red,
Under the lids of my half-shut eyes,
With my arms crossed idly under my head.
"Pictures in the Fire" by Kate Seymour Maclean
Just as a hen protects her brood
From birds of prey that seek their blood,
Under her feathers, so the Lord
Makes his own arm his people's guard.
"Psalm 91 part 1" by Isaac Watts
He laid a finger under her chin,
His arm for her girdle at waist was thrown:
Now, what will happen and who will win,
With me in the fight and my lady lone?
"Penetration And Trust" by George Meredith

In news:

The Twilight star tried to hide her injured arm under her jacket as she was escorted through the airport by a hoard of security guards.
He dragged Big Chris into a martial arts move known as the "rear naked choke ," wrapping his right arm under the guy's chin and bracing the back of his head with his left forearm.
Rebel commanders from across Syria have joined forces under a united command they hope will increase coordination among diverse fighting groups and streamline the pathway for arms essential to their struggle against President Bashar Assad.
Ambassador Susan Rice had come under heavy criticism for her defense of the Obama administration after armed militants killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger took the snap and went to his knee for the final play, tucking the ball under his left arm before heading to the locker room.
Conservatives are very much in arms over the news that Sandra Fluke, she of the uber-expensive birth control problem, is under consideration to be Time 's Person of the Year.
Legislation under consideration by the House Armed Forces Committee would end the common practice of awarding defense contracts to companies who owe more than $3,000 in back taxes.
In the Armed Forces of the United States, at the ceremony of retreat the flag is lowered, folded in a triangle fold and kept under watch throughout the night as a tribute to our nation's honored dead.
Under my roof lives an alien creature nearly 51/2 feet tall and all arms and legs.
On Castro's island, most of the population is under arms.
Armed Theater Patron Placed Under House Arrest .
It will also need help to integrate and adapt the armed forces under civilian command.
Well she got a tattoo of Jesse under her arm, and the creepy thing is, it is of a 10 year old Jesse James .
All your gun-shop prep may not matter if you haven't done enough gun-range prep to know precisely where your sporting arm will shoot under the conditions at hand.
The fledgling Libyan government has been struggling to get armed militias and violent religious hardliners under control for months, but has largely failed.
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In science:

This is permissible since under the above geometry, there is symmetry along the arms’ axes, implying that their motion along their axis has no effect on the CR distribution.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
For this reason, the whole optical path (e.g. three km per arm for Virgo) is under ultra high vacuum and all the mirrors are suspended to complex vibration isolation systems, which strongly reduce the effect of seismic vibration, that is the main limiting noise below few Hz.
Feasibility of a magnetic suspension for second generation Gravitational Wave interferometers
As we shall see in the description of Synapse (Sec. 2), a simple APS using two prisms of the same material in each arm of the interferometer is an integral part of the setup. A model with three prisms of three different materials per interferometer arm is under development by Thales Alenia Space.
Tests of achromatic phase shifters performed on the SYNAPSE test bench: a progress report
We wish to observe an R=18.5 eclipsing binary star with the red arm of ISIS at the highest possible spectral resolution under dark-sky conditions.
On the use of electron-multiplying CCDs for astronomical spectroscopy
We would also like to thank our funding bodies, in particular: The Commission of the European Communities under the 6th Framework Programme “Structuring the European Research Arm,” contract number RIDS-011899 an d the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), LCABD program for funding the UK institutions.
Results from a Prototype Chicane-Based Energy Spectrometer for a Linear Collider
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