Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Bearing heavy arms or armor: as, heavy-armed troops.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Mil.) Wearing heavy or complete armor; carrying heavy arms.
- adj. having massive arms
“He planned to march up Italys mountainous spine, keeping his mobile forces out of the heavy-armed Romans reach.”
“They perfected light armor for foot soldiers and hit-and-run tactics, to which the heavy-armed Romans were vulnerable.”
“That is Tissaphernes in command, they said, and next to these a body of men bearing wicker-shields, and next again heavy-armed infantry, with long wooden shields reaching to the feet.”
“But when the Hellenes, being so pressed, made an attempt to pursue, they could barely scale to the summit, being heavy-armed troops, while the enemy as lightly sprung away; and they suffered similarly in retiring to join the rest of the army.”
“These had nothing to do but to draw back from the point of egress, and being light troops easily escaped beyond the grasp of heavy-armed men, while ever and again, from one point of vantage or another, they poured their shower of javelins, and at every sally laid many a brave man low, till at length, like sheep penned in a fold, the defenders were shot down almost to a man.”
“Lacedaemonian heavy-armed infantry levies amounted to six thousand men.”
“These were the ancient Achaean inhabitants, living in towns and villages, and managing their own affairs, paying tribute, and serving in the army as heavy-armed soldiers.”
“But now you have a larger fleet; this turns the balance in your favour; and you will fight close to a friendly shore under the protection of heavy-armed troops.”
“The Syracusans drew up their heavy-armed sixteen deep; the army consisted of the whole Syracusan people and their allies, chiefly the Selinuntians, who were in the city; they had also two hundred horsemen from Gela, and twenty, with about fifty archers, from”
“Large bodies of heavy-armed troops, both Athenian and Syracusan, were moving about in a narrow space; of the Athenians some were already worsted, while others, still unconquered, were carrying on the original movement.”
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