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Definition: Small arms
(sm[add]l), a. [Compar. Smaller
.] [OE. small, AS. sm[ae]l; akin to D. smal narrow,
OS. & OHG. smal small, G. schmal narrow, Dan. & Sw. smal,
Goth. smals small, Icel. smali smal cattle, sheep, or goats;
cf. Gr. mh^lon a sheep or goat.]
1. Having little size, compared with other things of the same
kind; little in quantity or degree; diminutive; not large
or extended in dimension; not great; not much;
inconsiderable; as, a small man; a small river.
Great things with small. --Milton.
2. Being of slight consequence; feeble in influence or
importance; unimportant; trivial; insignificant; as, a
small fault; a small business.
3. Envincing little worth or ability; not large-minded; --
sometimes, in reproach, paltry; mean.
A true delineation of the smallest man is capable of
interesting the greatest man. --Carlyle.
4. Not prolonged in duration; not extended in time; short;
as, after a small space. --Shak.
5. Weak; slender; fine; gentle; soft; not loud. “A still,
--1 Kings xix. 12.
Great and small
,of all ranks or degrees; -- used especially
of persons. “His quests, great and small.”
, muskets, rifles, pistols, etc., in distinction
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(a) Little coals of wood formerly used to light fires.
(b) Coal about the size of a hazelnut, separated from the
coarser parts by screening.
(Naut.), a vessel, or vessels in general, of a
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, a certain size of paper. See under Paper
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. (Print.), a lower-case letter. See
, and Capital letter
, under Capital
, a Scotch coin worth about 21/4d. sterling, or
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(Naut.), spun yarn, marline, and the smallest
kinds of rope. --R. H. Dana, Jr.
, light or trifling conversation; chitchat.
(Com.), various small textile articles, as
tapes, braid, tringe, and the like. --M`Culloch.
, n. pl. [OE. armes, F. arme, pl. armes, fr. L. arma,
pl., arms, orig. fittings, akin to armus shoulder, and E.
arm. See Arm
1. Instruments or weapons of offense or defense.
He lays down his arms, but not his wiles. --Milton.
Three horses and three goodly suits of arms.
2. The deeds or exploits of war; military service or science.
“Arms and the man I sing.”
3. (Law) Anything which a man takes in his hand in anger, to
strike or assault another with; an aggressive weapon.
4. (Her.) The ensigns armorial of a family, consisting of
figures and colors borne in shields, banners, etc., as
marks of dignity and distinction, and descending from
father to son.
5. (Falconry) The legs of a hawk from the thigh to the foot.
Bred to arms
, educated to the profession of a soldier.
, armed for war; in a state of hostility.
, portable firearms known as muskets, rifles,
carbines, pistols, etc.
A stand of arms
, a complete set for one soldier, as a
musket, bayonet, cartridge box and belt; frequently, the
musket and bayonet alone.
! a summons to war or battle.
, armed and equipped and in readiness for battle,
or for a military parade.
. See under Arm