"sling arms" (not in OED2) -- [1749], 1824

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Apr 17 05:55:42 UTC 2014

On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 4:27 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:

> sling arms

"Let your rifles hang from your right shoulders by their slings and hold
them there with your right hands grasping the slings," in my day.

It takes longer to describe loosely that it takes to do it precisely. I
hate when that happens.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

More information about the Ads-l mailing list