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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WEAPON

Robert hurried upstairs, and quickly returned with the weapon.

It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.

Aggie showed no trace of emotion as her glance ran over the weapon.

Now, he again brought out the weapon that had done Eddie Griggs to death.

He was armed with a stone hammer, which is no sort of weapon for a narrow passage.

With my tomahawk I cut a mark in that chestnut yonder and buried my weapon at the foot of it.

They carried the Weapon which spared not, nor flinched from the battle.

And Yates, taking the weapon by the muzzle, tossed it as far as he could into the field.

When Cain wished to slay his brother, he was at no loss for a weapon.

This dart which I hold in my hand was once grim Death's own weapon.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English wæpen "instrument of fighting and defense," from Proto-Germanic *wæpnan (cf. Old Saxon wapan, Old Norse vapn, Danish vaaben, Old Frisian wepin, Middle Dutch wapen, Old High German waffen, German wafen (neuter), waffe (fem.)), from *webno-m, of unknown origin with no cognates outside Germanic.

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