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WAPENSHAW (M.E. for " weapon-show")

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Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 304 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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WAPENSHAW (M.E. for " weapon-show"), a periodical muster or review of troops formerly held in every district in Scotland, the object having been to satisfy the military chiefs that the arms of their retainers were in good condition. Scott's Old Mortality gives a description of one. The name is still given to rifle meetings held annually at Aberdeen and other places in Scotland.
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