mailed fist

mailed fist

n.
The threat of military force.

mailed′ fist′


n.
coercive force or the threat of such force.
Translations

mailed fist

[ˌmeɪldˈfɪst] N the mailed fistla mano dura
References in classic literature ?
The tempest struck her in the stern as with a mailed fist and stood the great ship upon her nose, and then it caught her and spun her as a child's top spins; and upon the palace roof the twelve men looked on in silent helplessness and prayed for the souls of the brave warriors who were going to their death.
And then Norman of Torn took the man by the neck with one powerful hand, and, despite his struggles, and the beating of his mailed fists, bent him back upon the table, and there, forcing his teeth apart with the point of his sword, Norman of Torn rammed the King's message down the knight's throat; wax, parchment and all.
There is the mailed fist approach that has at its core the 'must do more' mantra, and the 'you are our ally and we must work together' narrative coming in on a separate channel.
For the women of Pilipina, a sisterhood of 'perennials' and 'millennials' who are 'sworn to battle mailed fist and male tyranny,' their place in this confrontation and interpretation of history is clear.
But occupation forces were an ongoing requirement as the mailed fist of pacification and its requisite American troops remained abroad for years.
But the mailed fist is still in Mrs May's dainty glove.
But instead of the mailed fist, which is there, she builds her case with velvet gloves.
We are an anarchic, Tatar people, recognizing only the superiority of physical strength, of the armed force, of the mailed fist, of the whip
Labor is a mailed fist in the velvet glove of the non-violence movement, there when mental and physical courage is needed to face up to armed oppressors.
Though only 4 per cent of workers, these militant unions are the mailed fist of the left.
In the end neither the softly-softly British approach nor the US mailed fist worked out.
The styling of the Clenet certainly takes you back to the golden days, but the power department is modern mailed fist stuff with a Yank tank 5,732cc V8 pumping out a typical 181bhp under the bonnet, giving a maximum speed of 120mph plus.