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They're given to those who beg for weapons we hear (4)


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(Other definitions for alms that I've seen before include "Charitable offering" , "help" , "Charitable donations to poor" , "Charitable giving" , "Charitable aid to poor" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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