wappenschawing
noun Etymology: Middle English (northern dialect) wapynschawing, from wapen weapon (from Old Norse vāpn) + schawing, gerund of schawen to show, from Old English scēawian to look, look at — more at weapon, show Date: 15th century an inspection or muster of soldiers formerly held at various times in each district of Scotland

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  • wappenschawing — [wä′pən shô΄iŋ] n. 〚ME wapynschawing < wapen, WEAPON + schawing, a showing: see SHOW〛 Scot. History a review or mustering of men under arms, held at periodic intervals in each district: also wappenschaw …   Universalium

  • wappenschawing — [wä′pən shô΄iŋ] n. [ME wapynschawing < wapen, WEAPON + schawing, a showing: see SHOW] Scot. History a review or mustering of men under arms, held at periodic intervals in each district: also wappenschaw …   English World dictionary

  • wappenschawing — wap·pen·schaw·ing …   English syllables

  • wappenschawing — …   Useful english dictionary

  • wappenschaw — noun see wappenschawing …   Useful english dictionary

  • waponschawing — var. wappenschawing …   Useful english dictionary

  • wapynschawing — see wappenschawing …   Useful english dictionary

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