Antonyms for brandishing

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And up the slope, brandishing their sticks, charged the town boys.

The cook fluttered about in his blanket, brandishing a saucepan.

Bouroche, brandishing the long, keen knife, cried: "Raise him!"

Brandishing a knife, the savage approached Squantum to stab him.

Galusha, brandishing the tiny flashlight, moved toward the sound.

She found Luke wild-eyed and excited, brandishing an evening paper.

While we were taking our dinner he came into our tent, brandishing a revolver.

Paul continues staring, muttering, and brandishing his gleaming weapon.

Abraham Lincoln was among them, brandishing a club—they had no guns.

The Pombo strode up to me, brandishing the ghastly implement.