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  • adj. covered with heavy steel


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  • When the day's proceedings end they arrange themselves outside, scanning the street until he is picked up in a silver Mercedes people carrier, a modest vehicle, albeit armour-plated.

    Roman Abramovich still playing his poker hand inside Court 26 | Richard Williams

  • Whenever I hear one I dig into the grasses at the roadside to reveal a weird armour-plated leggy brute who is as hideous as he is beautiful.

    Country diary

  • The most entertaining moment is John Hurt - a distinguished, multi-award winning actor - revealing his foreknowledge of the WH40K universe gained through his son being an enormous fan, and Donald Sumpter dryly pointing out the rarity of being asked to play eight-foot-tall armour-plated killing machines at his age.

    Actors announced for WARHAMMER 40,000 movie

  • This rare fossil of an armour-plated worm was dug out of an Albert Street construction site in 1997, discovered among the rubble at a dump-site in Nepean, and just recently identified as a plumulitid machaeridian, a relative of modern leeches and earthworms that existed between 480 and 250 million years ago.


  • Hundreds of security guards, doctors, chefs and others are accompanying President Obama on his visit, and the entourage includes a number of presidential vehicles – including his new armour-plated limousine, The Beast, and aeroplane, Air Force One.

    It’s fun being green when you are the US President « Anglican Samizdat

  • American football is also violent, but in an armour-plated, gladiatorial way, and the violence largely remains on the playing field, distanced and symbolic.

    Was Day 1 of the convention too sweet?

  • That "honour" fell to Al Mansour, a 420 foot, 7400 tonne monster with an armour-plated bow to protect the staterooms that Saddam reserved for himself and his family.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • The armour-plated fish Dunkleosteus was a 10 metre-long, 3,600 kg monster that terrorised other marine life in the Devonian Period, which spanned 415 million to 360 million years ago.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • He was lying on his hard, as if it were armour-plated, back and when he lifted his head a little he could see his dome-like brown belly divided into stiff arched segments on top of which the bed quilt could hardly keep in position and was about to slide off completely.

    Lippmann: 'Brains are suspect in the Republican Party'

  • Even if an internal timber were somehow dislodged, the ship's bow areas — for almost a third of the way aft — were armour-plated.

    The Terror


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