arsenal = collection = store

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Feb 2 14:40:50 UTC 2010

At 2/2/2010 05:09 AM, Seán Fitzpatrick wrote:
nal [ahr-suh-nl, ahrs-nuhl]­noun
>1. a place of storage or a magazine containing
>arms and military equipment for land or naval service.
>2. a government establishment where military
>equipment or munitions are manufactured.
>3. a collection or supply of weapons or munitions.
>4. a collection or supply of anything; store: He
>came to the meeting with an impressive arsenal of new research data.

And in the good old days, "store" could mean
"arsenal", sense 4.  The corn was put into the
store to keep it safe from the starving Jamestown ruffians.


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