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weapon

Vox populi A man-made or -modified artifice designed to kill or maim. See Biological weapon, Chemical weapon, Safe weapon, Special weapon.
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Berry kicked another officer, Peter Peladeau, and swung the makeshift weapon in the direction of a third, Officer Jason Cahill.
For the second time in a week, a Lane County Circuit Court judge on Monday went to Lloyd Ervin Austin's segregation unit jail cell to arraign him for allegedly possessing a makeshift weapon inside the jail.
As in the original, you arm yourself with a makeshift weapon and a radio that emits static whenever creatures are near, then venture out to unlock the many secrets that Silent Hill holds.
A makeshift weapon consisting of a razor blade embedded in a piece of wood, a lock-knife and drugs were confiscated from 25 suspected hooligans intercepted in Kent.
He also grabbed her pen and used it as a makeshift weapon, stabbing at her with it.
Those included robbing and seriously injuring a man in Chester, attacking a detective interviewing him and slashing a prison officer with a makeshift weapon fashioned from two disposable razors.
Numerous witnesses told similar stories of hearing a "popping" noise as Mair fired the makeshift weapon.
The third year neuroscience student at UCD said she uses a set of keys as a makeshift weapon for fear of being attacked.
He said it was Mr Hodgson who was armed with "a shard of glass or some type of makeshift weapon" and a knuckle duster.
Mr Davies stuck to his guns, citing a survey in July which found one in three people keep a makeshift weapon beside their bed to defend themselves against intruders.
A highlighter pen fitted with a blade from a sharpener to become a makeshift weapon was confiscated from a school child.
Sarah Lewis, 46, thrust the makeshift weapon into the face of her boyfriend of around a year, Paul Lavelle, in a drunken row at his flat - causing a small wound to his nostril.