Wapinschaw
Wapinschaw Wap"in*schaw, n. [Scot. See {Weapon}, and {Show}.] An exhibition of arms. according to the rank of the individual, by all persons bearing arms; -- formerly made at certain seasons in each district. [Scot.] --Jamieson. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

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