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field-artillery

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See artillery.

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Examples

  • Six pieces of mountain artillery, two field-artillery guns, and ten mortars were placed at the Kirigaseki inspector's station.

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  • No Man's Land (2001) - After a blistering field-artillery salvo, two soldiers -- Bosnian Chiki and Serb Nino -- find themselves marooned in a trench together while another combatant lies atop a land mine that, if moved, will blow them to bits.

    John Farr: On General Sanchez, Al Gore, Gen "Q," and Unjust Wars

  • No Man's Land (2001) - After a blistering field-artillery salvo, two soldiers-Bosnian Chiki (Branko Djuric) and Serb Nino (Rene Bitorajac) -- find themselves marooned in a trench together while another combatant lies atop a land mine that, if moved or jostled, will blow them to bits.

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  • A complete train of field-artillery accompanied these troops; and the whole had an air so imposing, that it seemed nothing short of an actual miracle could prevent the ill-equipped, ill-modelled, and tumultuary army of the insurgents from being utterly destroyed.

    Old Mortality

  • He could only impede, not prevent it, having no field-artillery at his disposal, and he therefore remained in

    Michael Strogoff

  • In one of them Jellison kept the Stronghold's armory: spare rifles, cartridges, two field-artillery pieces (but no ammunition) that had been part of a National Guard training center before it was flooded out, hand'loading equipment to reload shotgun shells and rifle cartridges, loot recovered from a gunsmith's shop in Porterville.

    Lucifer's Hammer

  • The facility with which the Naval Howitzers are handled is apt to cause a misconception of the purposes for which Naval Light Artillery should ordinarily be used on shore; which are, to be landed from boats in such numbers as may be required, or admitted by circumstances, supported by the seamen and marines of a squadron, and not to be assembled as a battery, to replace, or be substituted for, regular field-artillery.

    Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy. 1866. Fourth edition.

  • Battle of Bull Run, the whole field-artillery of his command consisted of no more than parts of nine batteries, or thirty pieces of various, and, in some instances, unusual and unserviceable calibres.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 77, March, 1864

  • Peninsular campaign, more than to any other person, belongs the credit of organizing our admirable system of field-artillery.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 77, March, 1864

  • General Wooster had brought some field-artillery, and had placed it at the end of a bridge, over which he thought the British must of necessity pass; and when they arrived at the bridge they found him with his artillery and two strong columns drawn up on the bank of the river.

    The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. From George III. to Victoria

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