One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A complete set of weapons for one man.
- ‘Thus the carrying off of some four or five hundred stand of arms was accomplished by the police under the direction of the board of police.’
- ‘Union soldiers also captured 95 stands of arms, 400 cattle, 200 horses and mules, and 17 wagons.’
- ‘During that year they received several thousand stands of arms and more than a million rounds of ammunition, and for three years before that they had been regularly supplied with weapons.’
- ‘We captured two hundred stands of arms and about two hundred horses.’
- ‘The British took nearly 6,000 prisoners, 240 cannon and 7,500 stands of arms with much ammunition.’
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