short arm (was: Rape Town...)

Mark A. Mandel mamandel at LDC.UPENN.EDU
Mon Apr 26 12:38:52 UTC 2004

Wilson Gray writes:

After I'd been in the Army about two years, I came to know an armorer
and heard the term, "long arm," allowing me to intuit the meaning of
"short arm."


That gives a new meaning to "the long arm of the law", not to mention
the possible "short arm of the law".

(He was replying to Doug Wilson, and the signature left me confused for
a bit.)

-- Mark A. Mandel, Research Administrator
   Information Extraction from the Biomedical Literature
   University of Pennsylvania

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