from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An old form of arrest.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A support for the spear when couched for the attack.


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  • The only thing I heard was the modern police man or should I call him PC Wimp shouting I shall arest you under section 5.


  • Laura, I think everyone knew that Gates thought the arest was regrettable and unfortunate, along with alot of other delegitamizing adjectives, even before the charges were dismissed.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Gates Charges Dropped:

  • The Bush administration belevied at the time and maybe still does that it has the right to arest American citizens, declare them as enemy combatatants, and hold them until the end of thewar.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Jury Convicts Padilla on All Counts:

  • Please contact as many of the following as possible to let them know you are outraged over the arest of the 39 gay men on August 9, and that Nepal should release the men and legalize the Blue Diamond Society immediately.


  • “Mr Ralfe Cantonville” he said dryly “you can make all your excuses in court untill then consider yourselfe under arest.”

    The Complete Stories

  • He denied repeated suggestions by the commissioners that the aim of the October 15 operation had been to kill the stone-throwers rather than arest them.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Sithole, a Methodist preacher who spent the weekend in police cells ater his arest before dawn on Saturday, was not asked to plead to the charges in court.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Why sholde your beaute/to my dethe condyscende your vertue and mekenes/dyde so arest me

    The cõforte of louers The Comfort of Lovers

  • A.D. He said, 'D.arest madam, my tender heart will break if you refuse my hand;' but she replied, 'La, sir, don't talk such nonsense!'

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  • November 9, 186 --- sunday again. it mite as well be sunday as eny other day. perhaps they woodent arest a feller on sunday.

    Brite and Fair


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