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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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In that first story, Under the Moons of Mars, he lands on what the natives called Barsoom, naked and weaponless, to find that the planet's low gravity gives him superhuman strength and agility.
Ernest Emerson is a true subject-matter expert when it comes to weaponless or armed self-defense.
May a new generation of weaponless warriors arise, and confront lingering discrimination, poverty and war.
The weaponless party survived on berries, roots and leaves of the beech tree.
Ultimately, however, Aragorn emphasizes just the opposite--he is "not weaponless.
Certainly, all those whose interests were harmed by the revolution, the regime change and the failure to "ride" the wave of the revolution, or those who were exposed while switching stances, changing their discourse and turning from one extreme to the other, as well as all those who continued to commit crimes of corruption in their various forms throughout Mubarak's rule and suddenly found themselves weaponless, and all those who engaged in fraud and deception and violated the will of the people, are all now trying to resort to new weapons in order to avoid being held to account and punished.
Today, more than ever, officers must understand the law; grasp departmental policy; recognize ways to deal with a range of citizens, including difficult people and those with mental illnesses; demonstrate a mastery of tactics, such as weaponless defense, less lethal munitions, and firearms; and maintain the highest levels of physical fitness.
Blind adherence to the supposed rule of law leads some to call for border enforcement at any cost, even through use of lethal force to defend borders against weaponless immigrants.
The knowledge of nuclear capability can serve as a kind of weaponless deterrent, along with shared missile defenses and cooperative conventional defenses, to protect against nuclear cheating.
And it meant that every terror group on ceasefire is now weaponless.
Ruby wrestles with her revelation in the second part of the story as she marches out to her pig parlor "going single-handed, weaponless, into battle" (651).