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

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Apr 18 01:59:54 UTC 2014

On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 1:41 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am getting confused by the discussion -- why wouldn't a sword be carried
> in a sling, and therefore be 'slung'?

Because a sword is carried in a sheath.

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