call to arms


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call to arms

noun
A rallying term used by proponents of a cause:
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His stealthy call to arms had aroused them in time at least to crawl behind some shelter and grip their rifles.
They imagined it to be a call to arms. A few infantrymen ran to the Kutafyev Gate.
The Abbe Sicard sleeps here--the first great teacher of the deaf and dumb--a man whose heart went out to every unfortunate, and whose life was given to kindly offices in their service; and not far off, in repose and peace at last, lies Marshal Ney, whose stormy spirit knew no music like the bugle call to arms. The man who originated public gas-lighting, and that other benefactor who introduced the cultivation of the potato and thus blessed millions of his starving countrymen, lie with the Prince of Masserano, and with exiled queens and princes of Further India.
Presently the sounds of pursuit became audible in the distant clanking of accouterments and the whistling call to arms of the kaldanes.
In silence De Montfort turned and left, nor had his party scarce passed the drawbridge ere the castle of Torn was filled with hurrying men and the noise and uproar of a sudden call to arms.
NATHAN Hughes was given a 'call to arms' by England head coach Eddie Jones to up his game in the final months of the Premiership season with a World Cup place at stake.
DIRECTOR of Service Prosecutions and former United Nations International Prosecutor Andrew Cayley made a 'call to arms' as he addressed the audience as the latest guest speaker at the Liverpool John Moores University Roscoe lecture series.
On Saturday, Yemen's Shiite rebels issued a call to arms to battle forces loyal to the country's embattled president.
A Call to Arms: Mobilizing America for World War II, by Maury Klein, Bloomsbury, 898 pages, $40.
STOKE manager Tony Pulis has issued a "call to arms" in an attempt to arrest the Potters' alarming dip in form.
PYONGYANG -- Thousands of North Koreans have turned out for a mass rally at the main square in Pyongyang in support of their leader's call to arms.
"This is a legitimate call to arms. My daughter Sam was bullied out of school and then called a liar.