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  1. Wapenshaw

    A wapenshaw was originally a gathering and review of troops formerly held in every district in Scotland. The object was to satisfy the military chiefs that the arms of their retainers were in good condition and that the men were properly trained in their use. The term is still occasionally used in the United Kingdom for rifle or other gun shows, particularly those involving historic weapons. Wapenshaw is also widely used in the Woodcraft Folk to describe a daily ceremony when camping, which involves each camper removing all belongings from their tent and laying them out on a groundsheet in a fixed order. This serves two purposes: to air out the tent, and to ensure that no items have been lost.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wapenshaw

    wap′n-shaw, n.=Wapinschaw.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Wapenshaw

    originally gatherings of the people of a district in ancient times in Scotland, at which every man was bound to appear duly armed according to his rank, and make exhibition of his skill in the use of his weapons, against a time of war.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wapenshaw in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wapenshaw in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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