heavy-armed


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Adj.1.heavy-armed - having massive arms; "he was big-chested, big-shouldered and heavy-armed"
robust - sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction; "a robust body"; "a robust perennial"
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First of all the horse, for at that time the strength and excellence of the army depended on the horse, for as to the heavy-armed foot they were useless without proper discipline; but the art of tactics was not known to the ancients, for which reason their strength lay in their horse: but when cities grew larger, and they depended more on their foot, greater numbers partook of the freedom of the city; for which reason what we call republics were formerly called democracies.
How then will he who takes up a shield or other implement of war become a good fighter all in a day, whether with heavy-armed or any other kind of troops?
Attempts at disarmament have left some regions at risk of attack from their still heavy-armed neighbours.