Arming press
Arming Arm"ing, n. 1. The act of furnishing with, or taking, arms. [1913 Webster]

The arming was now universal. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) A piece of tallow placed in a cavity at the lower end of a sounding lead, to bring up the sand, shells, etc., of the sea bottom. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

3. pl. (Naut.) Red dress cloths formerly hung fore and aft outside of a ship's upper works on holidays. [1913 Webster]

{Arming press} (Bookbinding), a press for stamping titles and designs on the covers of books. [1913 Webster]


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