arming

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

arming

  1. present participle of arm

Noun[edit]

arming (plural armings)

  1. (nautical) A piece of tallow or soap put in the cavity and over the bottom of a sounding lead to pick up samples of the bottom of the sea.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Totten to this entry?)
  2. The act of supplying with arms and ammunition in preparation of a conflict
  3. (nautical, chiefly in the plural) One of the red dress cloths formerly hung fore and aft outside of a ship's upper works on holidays.

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  • FM 55-501 Marine Crewman’s Handbook

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Etymology[edit]

From the adjective arm

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Noun[edit]

arming m (definite singular armingen, indefinite plural armingar, definite plural armingane)

  1. A pitiful person, someone who is to be pitied.
    • 1861, Aasmund Olavsson Vinje, "Ferdaminni fraa Sumaren 1860":
      Og derfor heller Ingen er som slik ein Arming litit sæl; og um an ikki er os kjær, so maa me vilja honom vel.
      And therefore no one is as unhappy as such a pitiful person; and even if he is not dear to us, we must wish him well.

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