with nary a nightstick

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jacdac

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Lebanese
We pull up to the gate in front of the condo development.
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The condo guard is armed with nary a nightstick.
Source: Don’t Let Go by Harlan Becon

the guard is armed with nary a nightstick means the guard is not armed with a nightstick (baton), right?

Gloss:
nary is a slang for no, not any.
 
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