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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section IV. Antagonism
2. Active Antagonism
 
727. Arms.
 
  
NOUN:ARMS, arm, weapon, deadly weapon; armament, armature; panoply, stand of arms; armor (defense) [See Defense]; armory (store) [See Store]; apparatus belli [L.]; gunnery; ballistics (propulsion) [See Propulsion].
  SIDE ARMS, armes blanches [F.], sword; good -, trusty -, naked- sword; cold steel, naked steel, steel, blade, brand [archaic]; broadsword, Toledo, Ferrara, claymore, glaive [archaic] or glave [obs.]; saber or sabre, cutlass, hanger, bilbo, falchion, scimitar or cimeter [obs.], whinyard [obs.], rapier, tuck [hist.], foil, yataghan (also ataghan, attaghan); dagger, poniard, baselard, dirk, stiletto, katar or kuttar [India], stylet; skean, skean dhu [Scot.]; creese or kris; dudgeon [archaic], bowie knife; bayonet, sword bayonet, sword stick.
  AX or AXE, battle ax, Lochaber ax, adaga, poleax or poleaxe, halberd or halbert, gisarme, tomahawk, bill, black bill, brown bill, partisan.
  SPEAR, lance, pike, spontoon, assagai or assegai, javelin, jereed or jerid, dart, shaft, bolt, reed, arrow; harpoon, gaff, eelspear; weet-weet, womerah, throwing stick, throw stick, boomerang; oxgoad, ankus.
  CLUB, war club, waddy [Austral.], mace, truncheon, staff, bludgeon, cudgel, shillalah or shillelagh, handstaff, quarterstaff; bat, cane, stick, walking-stick, knuckle duster; billy, life-preserver, blackjack, sandbag.
  BOW, crossbow, arbalest, ballista or balista, balister [obs.], trebuchet or trebucket, catapult, sling; battering-ram (impulse) [See Impulse].
  FIREARMS; gun, piece; artillery, ordnance; siege -, battering- train; park, battery; cannon, gun of position, heavy gun, fieldpiece, field gun, mountain gun, siege gun, seacoast gun; mortar, howitzer, carronade, culverin, basilisk [obs.]; falconet, jingal, swivel, swivel gun, pedrero or pederero, bouche à feu [F.], smooth bore, rifled cannon; Armstrong -, Lancaster -, Paixhans -, Whitworth -, Parrott -, Krupp -, Vickers -, Benet-Mercié -, Gatling -, Maxim -, machine- gun; pompom, mitrailleuse [F.]; “seventy-five” [French rapid-fire 75 mm. field gun]; Lewis gun; auto-rifle, ten-pounder; flame-thrower, Flammenwerfer [Ger.], lance-flamme [F.].
  SMALL ARMS; musketry; musket, firelock, fowling piece, rifle, fusil [obs. or hist.], escopette or escopet, carbine, blunderbuss, musketoon, Brown Bess, matchlock, harquebus or arquebus, caliver, hackbut or hagbut, shotgun, petronel [hist.]; small bore; breechloader, muzzle-loader; gunflint, gunlock; Minié -, Enfield -, Flobert -, Westley Richards -, Snider -, Martini-Henry -, Lee-Metford -, Lee-Enfield -, Mauser -, Mannlicher -, Springfield -, magazine- rifle; needle gun, chassepot [F.]; wind gun, air gun; automatic -gun, - pistol; automatic; revolver, repeater; shooting iron [slang, U. S.], shooter [colloq., U. S.], six-shooter [U. S.], gun [U. S. and colloq. for revolver or pistol], pistol, pistolet [obs.].
  MISSILE, bolt, projectile, shot, ball; grape; grape -, canister -, bar -, cannon -, langrage or langrel -, round -, chain- shot; slung shot; shrapnel, mitraille [F.], grenade, hand grenade, rifle grenade; shell, high-explosive shell, obus explosif [F.], bomb, depth bomb, smoke bomb, gas bomb; bullet; dumdum -, man-stopping -, explosive -, expanding- bullet; petard; infernal machine, torpedo; carcass, rocket; congreve, - rocket; slug, stone, rock, brickbat.
  thunderbolt, levin- -bolt, - brand; stroke, stroke of lightning, thunderstone [obs. or dial. Eng.].
  AMMUNITION; powder, - and shot; explosive; gunpowder, “villanous saltpetre” [Hen. IV.]; guncotton, pyroxylin or pyroxyline, dynamite, melinite, cordite, gelignite, lyddite, nitroglycerin or nitrogylcerine, trinitrotoluol, trinitrotoluine, T.N.T.; cartridge; ball cartridge, cartouche, fireball; poison gas, mustard gas, chlorine gas, tear gas &c.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. En flûte.
  2. Nervos belli pecuniam infinitam.
  3. His sword which he called Mouse because it was swift and nimble.—Dunsany

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