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 for To arms
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Arms \Arms\, n. pl. [OE. armes, F. arme, pl. armes, fr. L. arma,
     pl., arms, orig. fittings, akin to armus shoulder, and E.
     arm. See Arm, n.]
     1. Instruments or weapons of offense or defense.
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              He lays down his arms, but not his wiles. --Milton.
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              Three horses and three goodly suits of arms.
                                                    --Tennyson.
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     2. The deeds or exploits of war; military service or science.
        "Arms and the man I sing." --Dryden.
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     3. (Law) Anything which a man takes in his hand in anger, to
        strike or assault another with; an aggressive weapon.
        --Cowell. Blackstone.
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     4. (Her.) The ensigns armorial of a family, consisting of
        figures and colors borne in shields, banners, etc., as
        marks of dignity and distinction, and descending from
        father to son.
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     5. (Falconry) The legs of a hawk from the thigh to the foot.
        --Halliwell.
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     Bred to arms, educated to the profession of a soldier.
  
     In arms, armed for war; in a state of hostility.
  
     Small arms, portable firearms known as muskets, rifles,
        carbines, pistols, etc.
  
     A stand of arms, a complete set for one soldier, as a
        musket, bayonet, cartridge box and belt; frequently, the
        musket and bayonet alone.
  
     To arms! a summons to war or battle.
  
     Under arms, armed and equipped and in readiness for battle,
        or for a military parade.
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     Arm's end,
  
     Arm's length,
  
     Arm's reach. See under Arm.
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