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.
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.
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.
In A Call to Arms, Maury Klein explores how late 1930s America started to prepare for war--the infinitely complicated steps and how they affected the conflict abroad and society at home.
We need everybody around, it is a call to arms for everybody in Stoke-on-Trent.
Call to arms answered A CALL to arms for additional entries for the historic Royal Artillery Gold Cup at Sandown on Friday has reaped dividends, with the ranks for the military contest improved by 50 per cent.
I am issuing a call to arms to the media the world over to hold the feet of Government officials and ministers like me to the fire" - Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude, saying that journalists' "unique role" is to expose waste, incompetence and corruption.
Summary: David Cameron said he was "tingling" with excitement as he made a rousing call to arms to make London 2012 "the greatest show on earth".
A rousing call to arms that's as anthemic as it gets which is probably why it's leading Sky Sport's coverage of the Champions League.
with a re-enactment of the actual call to arms our early settlers answered in 1775.
It was reported yesterday that former Prime Minister Tony Blair will soon get a call to arms from the No faction.