implements of war


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Noun1.implements of war - weapons considered collectivelyimplements of war - weapons considered collectively  
ammo, ammunition - projectiles to be fired from a gun
armament - weaponry used by military or naval force
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
defence system, defense system - the weaponry available for the defense of a region
gunnery - guns collectively
hardware - major items of military weaponry (as tanks or missile)
instrumentation, instrumentality - an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
naval weaponry - weaponry for warships
weapon, weapon system, arm - any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon"
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The preparation of mantlets, movable shelters, and various implements of war, will take up three whole months; and the piling up of mounds over against the walls will take three months more.
As I drew a still fresher soil about the rows with my hoe, I disturbed the ashes of unchronicled nations who in primeval years lived under these heavens, and their small implements of war and hunting were brought to the light of this modern day.
On the sides of the apartment hung implements of war and of the chase, and there were at each corner folding doors, which gave access to other parts of the extensive building.
Now the stones were chipped or shattered, or hidden by mud or implements of war.
We need to convert the resources devoted to arms, munitions and the implements of war into tools of development that can be both sustainable and inclusive.
These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which kings resort.
When people think of Italian weaponry, most of the attention is centered on the fine sporting arms of Brescia, but it must be remembered that the Italians have a centuries-old tradition of fabricating top-notch implements of war, not the least of which is the much used and undeservedly demeaned Fucile Modello 91, the "Carcano.
She cites Thoreau's description of his bean field, which, when he tilled it, "disturbed the ashes of unchronicled nations who in primeval years lived under these heavens, and their small implements of war and hunting were brought to the light of this modern day.
By the grace of the Holy Spirit, imagine a place and a time where implements of war are turned to the service of feeding people.
Shurmer proposed that the tank at Calthorpe Park, as well as the guns at Cannon Hill, be removed immediately, "as the presence of such horrible implements of war tends to engender militant feelings in the children of our city".