the act of taking arms or providing with arms
nautical a greasy substance, such as tallow, packed into the recess at the bottom of a sounding lead to pick up samples of sand, gravel, etc, from the bottom
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How to use arming in a sentence
Panetta is on shakier ground on the question of arming Syrian moderates.
But if Obama and Biden were sensible about not arming Syrian moderates, the same cannot be said for their policy toward Iraq.
The second would begin soon and involve arming and training Iraqi forces, Kurdish forces, and maybe some Iraqi Sunni tribes.Republicans Offer Obama ISIS War Authorization He Doesn’t Want | Josh Rogin | September 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Also, Clinton and many lawmakers acknowledge that arming the rebels was risky and might not have worked.Exclusive: Obama Told Lawmakers Criticism of His Syria Policy is 'Horsesh*t' | Josh Rogin | August 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The fear of spillage was one of the reasons the administration held off arming Syrian rebels before.U.S. on Alert for Al Qaeda Attack as Group Battles ISIS for Top Terrorist | Jamie Dettmer | July 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The recruits were running away, though the decree for the general rising of the country was arming the people.
He reproached his persecutors for arming themselves for liberty of conscience, and killing him for differing with them.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
He also took precautions of arming himself for defence against marauders.The Pilgrim's Shell or Fergan the Quarryman | Eugne Sue
He went out, and arming himself with stones and blocks, soon commenced a regular assault upon the house.Charles Duran | The Author of The Waldos
They now apprehended a general massacre; and yet Captain Fitzroy prohibited them from arming themselves in self-defence.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan