arms (n.) Old form(s): Armes
weapons, armaments
1H6 I.i.46[Bedford to all] Instead of gold, we'll offer up our arms
2H6 IV.ix.29[Messenger to King, of the Duke of York] His arms are only to remove from thee / The Duke of Somerset [or: armed men]
2H6 V.i.18[Buckingham to York, of his business] A messenger from Henry ... / To know the reason of these arms in peace [or: armed men]
KL IV.ii.17[Gonerill to Edmund] I must change arms at home
R2 II.ii.50[Green to Queen Isabel] The banished Bolingbroke ... with uplifted arms is safe arrived
TC III.iii.270[Thersites to Achilles, of Ajax] he wears his tongue in's arms
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