artillery


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big guns

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a means of persuading or arguing

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Often it suffices for a man to ride past them at the head of a company of artillery, or show himself at a ball in tight clothes.
They gathered behind walls or flickered across the open in shouting masses, and were pot-valiant in artillery.
Vasconcelles, Jesuit father, describes one which he heard in the Sierra, or mountain region of Piratininga, and which he compares to the discharges of a park of artillery.
Monseigneur, comprehending the bad effect of this position on the siege artillery, commanded the frigates moored in the little road to commence a regular fire against the place.
Sometimes the infantry and artillery took a hand in the game by way of showing their good-will.
A battery of artillery followed, the cannoneers riding with folded arms on limber and caisson.
The line of the regulars was formed directly fronting the attack of the Highlanders; it glittered with the appointments of a complete army, and was flanked by cavalry and artillery.
The battle was fought and won, and the whole baggage, artillery, and military stores of the regular army remained a possession of the victors.
In point of grazing, plunging, oblique, or enfilading, or point-blank firing, the English, French, and Prussians have nothing to learn; but their cannon, howitzers, and mortars are mere pocket-pistols compared with the formidable engines of the American artillery.
These inventions, in fact, left far in the rear the timid instruments of European artillery.
Consequently, the clubrooms became deserted, the servants dozed in the antechambers, the newspapers grew mouldy on the tables, sounds of snoring came from dark corners, and the members of the Gun Club, erstwhile so noisy in their seances, were reduced to silence by this disastrous peace and gave themselves up wholly to dreams of a Platonic kind of artillery.
so often mentioned by Ovid; or, as they are sometimes called in our own language, the whole artillery of love.
Now Mrs Waters and our heroe had no sooner sat down together than the former began to play this artillery upon the latter.
The third, in an artillery uniform, was sitting on a box beside them.
Oh, I wasn't long in the artillery, maybe they'll put me into the infantry or the cavalry.