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ready

at or to the ready (of a rifle) in the position normally adopted immediately prior to aiming and firing
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ready

[′red·ē]
(ordnance)
Of a weapon, aimed, loaded, and prepared to fire.
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So, speeding homeward from that traitor, he made ready his boat, and with his wife and three sons and two daughters and Havelok, they set sail upon the high sea, fleeing for their lives.
It was all one; they crowded after us, and endeavoured to come under our stern, so as to board us on our quarter; upon which, seeing they were resolute for mischief, and depended upon the strength that followed them, I ordered to bring the ship to, so that they lay upon our broadside; when immediately we fired five guns at them, one of which had been levelled so true as to carry away the stern of the hindermost boat, and we then forced them to take down their sail, and to run all to the head of the boat, to keep her from sinking; so she lay by, and had enough of it; but seeing the foremost boat crowd on after us, we made ready to fire at her in particular.
Sir Henry accordingly took his "express," and made ready.
The man is rescued Search and rescue spokesman Graham O'Hanlon said: "As the man was being made ready for transportation, the cloud-base fell to a point where the helicopter could no longer be of assistance.
10, 2019, SPA - The Director of Public Security General Khalid bin Qarar Al-Harbi, who is also Chairman of the Hajj Security Committee, confirmed today that the Jamarat site, where pilgrims jam to throw stones towards devil replicas in the valley of Mina, which is located between Arafat and Makkah, was made ready to receive pilgrims the next day to the Great Hajj.
The public parks and gardens will be made ready to receive the expected large numbers of visitors during the upcoming holidays Umm Salal Municipality's Services Affairs Department has announced its preparations for the upcoming Eid al-Adha with particular focus on the inspection works.
Speaking to Muscat Daily, Mohammed Badr Hilal al Hajri, owner of a farm in the wilayat of Bidiyah in North Sharqiyah, said, 'Popularly known as Al Tabseel, the season involves harvesting the yellow date and boiling it in water for further processing, so that it can be made ready for the market.
The Invergordon lifeboat was released from service by Aberdeen coastguard and made its way back to Invergordon's West Harbour, arriving back and made ready for service by 10.40pm.
They are below standard and are made ready haphazardly without due attention to the nutritional value.
An explosive ridden motorbike was prepared for the suicide attack and a bomber was made ready for it.
"The inshore lifeboat returned to the Ferry Road lifeboat station at 2.20am and was refuelled and made ready for service by 2.30am."