The leader turned to them and gave a word at which every man of the gypsy party drew what weapon he carried, knife or pistol, and held himself in readiness to attack.
Most of the 1,000 soldiers no longer knew how to use their weapons, and many did not even join the force.
Both sides drew their weapons.
The priest bowed again and said—“The commands of the Hesea are that my lords should bring their weapons and their guard.”
Afterwards they lifted the bodies out of the jars, took away their weapons, carried them to the end of the garden, laid them in the trench, and levelled the ground again.
But success will often depend on having special weapons or means of defence, or on the charms of the males; and the slightest advantage will lead to victory.
The Professor and I crouched down behind our rock, and held our weapons ready; I could see that he was determined that they should not pass.
He lowered the weapon and stared at me as though he could scarce credit his eyes.
‘The girl’s a regular arsenal,’ Hilary snapped, giving up into his senior’s hand the nasty little weapon he had snatched.
Just as you may develop the muscle of your arm by calisthenic exercises, until it is able to perform real muscular work of strength; so you may develop your psychic faculties in this rehearsal work, so that you will be strongly equipped and armed for an actual psychic conflict, besides having learned how to handle your psychic weapons.
Perhaps she does so because, in the course of the centuries, she found it necessary to magnify her little troubles in order to protect herself against brutal men, and had, therefore, to forge the weapon of dishonesty.
At the same moment Dr. Van Helsing and I rose behind the rock and pointed our weapons at them.
I thought it discreet to pick the weapon up and put it out of his reach; and then sat down near him and waited while he recovered self-possession.
He must learn to hold his mind in check, and to be master of that also, as well as of his lower passions; he must patiently labor to acquire absolute control of his thoughts, so that he will always know exactly what he is thinking about, and why--so that he can use his mind, and turn it or hold it still, as a practiced swordsman turns his weapon where he will."
When the other dropped his weapon, Donald had almost decided to make an attempt to clear the atmosphere by telling him again that his suspicions were utterly groundless and that, so far from having any intention of stealing the affections of the mountain child whom Judd loved, he was betrothed to another.
That means, we need the best weapons we can muster—we’ve got to even the terms of battle or we will lose too many of us in the attempt.
With this permission Sancho said to the peasants who stood clustered round him, waiting with open mouths for the decision to come from his, "Brothers, what the fat man requires is not in reason, nor has it a shadow of justice in it; because, if it be true, as they say, that the challenged may choose the weapons, the other has no right to choose such as will prevent and keep him from winning.
Then, indeed, the tradition gallantly upheld, they seized their weapons, and the air was torn with the war-cry; but it was now too late.
You pulled out theweapon and… and what happened then?
Only some government could own such an engine of destruction, and in these disaster-filled times, when men tax their ingenuity to build increasingly powerful aggressive weapons, it was possible that, unknown to the rest of the world, some nation could have been testing such a fearsome machine.