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- n. Plural of master-at-arms.
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- n. Plural form of master-at-arms.
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The ships weapons department assumed trash detail and the carriers Marines and masters-at-arms sealed off the sick bay, blocking reporters and curious sailors from straying too close.
The men worked with a fervor unusual to see, worked without the incentive of the whip or the bullying cries of the masters-at-arms.
He showed Sharpe the galley beneath the forecastle, introduced him to masters-at-arms, cooks, Bosuns, Gunner's Mates, the carpenter, then offered to take Sharpe up the mainmast.
In order to make firm and lasting peace Alis sends one of his masters-at-arms and bids Alexander come to him and rule all the land; but that he do Alis so much honour as to allow him to keep the name of emperor and let him have the crown; thus, if he will, can this covenant be made 'twixt the twain of them.
The Naval Academy office consists of between 30 and 40 Department of Defense civilian officers and about 20 military police officers, or masters-at-arms, sources said.
Security departments told the IG they have been hit hard by overseas deployments, as masters-at-arms are in high demand, according to the report.