Carry arms

Related to Carry arms: order arms
(Mil. Drill) a command of the Manual of Arms directing the soldier to hold his piece in the right hand, the barrel resting against the hollow of the shoulder in a nearly perpendicular position. In this position the soldier is said to stand, and the musket to be held, at carry.

See also: Carry

References in classic literature ?
For it was not lawful before for the high priest either to carry arms or to ride upon any but a mare.
Sing you, if you desire to hear one,' replied the other, shaking him roughly off; 'and don't touch me if you're a prudent man; I carry arms which go off easily--they have done so, before now--and make it dangerous for strangers who don't know the trick of them, to lay hands upon me.
But people of our condition are not allowed to carry arms.
I understood very well why, when he told me that he had joined in the Clyde a small steamer chartered by a relative of his, "a very wealthy man," he observed (probably Lord X, I thought), to carry arms and other supplies to the Carlist army.
If I have turned to serve an earthly master, and to carry arms for an earthly king, it would be an ill thing if I were to lose all thought of the great high King and Master of all, whose humble and unworthy servant I was ere ever I left Beaulieu.
According to recently released testimony, Prosecutors Euzcan E[currency]iE-man and Aziz Takcy testified during their trial in May that what they did was completely in accordance with the law, as MyT has no mandate to carry arms.
Summary: Days after dozens of Druze were killed by jihadis in Syria, residents of the Chouf district, a stronghold of Lebanon's Druze community, went about their lives as usual, but said they were ready to carry arms to protect the sect if asked to by the leadership
He stressed that armed groups of political parties must be disbanded and nobody should be allowed to carry arms.
The lawmaker asserted that the Lebanese believe in the Army and its security institutions and are attached to them, "the Army and ISF are the sole side allowed to carry arms and defend the citizens.
She said ISIS was recruiting boys as young as 13 to carry arms, guard strategic locations, arrest civilians or as suicide bombers.
KARACHI -- US citizen Joel Cox's lawyer told the court on Monday here that his client was on a special mission in Pakistan and, as such, he was permitted to carry arms.
Police told the Karachi court they were dropping the case after the government confirmed Joel Cox was authorised to carry arms for 'personal protection'.