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for Port arms
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Port \Port\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ported; p. pr. & vb. n.
Porting.] [F. porter, L. portare to carry. See Port
1. To carry; to bear; to transport. [Obs.]
They are easily ported by boat into other shires.
2. (Mil.) To throw, as a musket, diagonally across the body,
with the lock in front, the right hand grasping the small
of the stock, and the barrel sloping upward and crossing
the point of the left shoulder; as, to port arms.
Began to hem him round with ported spears. --Milton.
Port arms, a position in the manual of arms, executed as
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