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brandish

verb dangle before the eyes, display, draw one's sword, exhibit, flap, flaunt, flourish, gesture, rattle the saber, shake, show, swing, threaten, vibrare, wag, waggle, wave, wield
Associated concepts: harassment, menacing
See also: display, flaunt, wield
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It would grant standing to the self-defence contentions of shooters and gun brandishers now burdening the state's court system with controversial cases in which even seasoned criminals and gang members have resorted to dubious Stand Your Ground defences.
Evoking comparisons to fellow off-kilter guitar brandishers Joanna Gruesome, as well the likes of Urusei Yatsura, Clinic and Guided By Voices, the foursome have also spread themselves across the airwaves rather efficiently, picking up plays on BBC 6 Music, Radio One and Radio Wales.
The cynical might suggest, too, that these laptop-loving mobile mumbling Blackberry brandishers are doing three tasks badly rather than one task well.