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

Dave Hause dwhause at CABLEMO.NET
Fri Apr 18 05:48:45 UTC 2014

But sometimes the sheath has a sling, although called a baldric.
Dave Hause, dwhause at cablemo.net
Waynesville, MO
----- Original Message -----
From: "Wilson Gray" <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2014 8:59 PM
Subject: Re: "sling arms" (not in OED2) -- [1749], 1824
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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