from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A band worn around the upper arm, often as identification or as a symbol of mourning or protest.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A band worn around the arm usually to symbolize protest or mourning.
- n. An inflatable band worn round the arms to keep afloat in water
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a band worn around arm as identification or to indicate mourning.
- n. a band worn around the upper arm.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A piece of crooked iron attached to a rail or to a stone block fixed against the walls in barrack-rooms, to retain the soldiers' muskets when not in use.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a band worn around the arm for decoration
- n. a band worn around the upper arm
- n. worn around arm as identification or to indicate mourning
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Sad, really, but it seems to be all armband is capable of.
Okay, while armband is off researching the basics of written English, shall we move on?
Poor armband is so reading-challenged that he must depend on the headline to get all his information.
It doesn’t need to be expensive camo imported from somewhere — a simple strip of colored cloth worn as a headband or armband is sufficient to make civilians safer by identify the fighters among them.
But in Sanderson’s world, it’s all about balance, as the energy stored in each armband is finite, and in some cases can take many years to be stored up, but can be used and extinguished in a matter of minutes.
February 26th, 2010 at 11: 51 am ralph the wonder llama, official spokesllama for the Llama Milk Council® says: belaccifer lacca, maybe armband is pushing the idea that it wasn’t necessarily Carter’s criticisms that made Bush’s life miserable.
"According to Kangia, the greasy-haired one with the armband was a thoroughly nasty piece of work, constantly ranting on about Hitler and treating the Greenlanders like dogs," Macleod said.
The famous Tinker case that Lisa mentioned from 1969 referred to a black armband, which is much less disruptive, and involves a subject -- it was the Vietnam War -- that the schools would probably not want to -- it's harder to justify why they would want to regulate that message.
Actually I was not armed today, as I was not in uniform, not wearing, that is, the armband of the auxiliary guardsman, and I did not want to be stopped by guardsmen, line or auxiliary, as being in possible violation of the injunction against unauthorized weapons in the city, that injunction which placed a populace at the mercy of anyone armed.
My tattooist tells me that they are unable to cover up/work in a very old celtic armband, which is stopping my arm being finished.