from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Plural of man-at-arms.

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  • n. Plural form of man-at-arms.


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  • Had Mendana's men-at-arms worn helmets and penetrated here centuries before?


  • We watched their warriors batter at the gates, while men-at-arms tipped boiling water, crossbow bolts flew, and the Stewart knights prepared their counter-attack.

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  • I barely see the men-at-arms who seize the reins of the charger and pull him aside in the instant before his hooves would have come down on us both.

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  • It seemed that way because Makarov speaks for the dominant clan in Russian politics, the guys known as siloviki (roughly, the men-at-arms).

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  • Her hair was straight and black, as smooth and cool as water, and even when she did not ride with her men-at-arms, she wore split, padded skirts and quilted, paneled robes of silk satin, all emerald and jade and black and crimson embroidered with gold and white chrysanthemums.

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  • My ladies-in-waiting and the Stanley men-at-arms are seated all around us, so my husband and I exchange no more than a small glance of triumph at our own survival.

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  • The duke is at the forefront of the riders, on a big bay warhorse, caparisoned with a saddle of red leather trimmed with golden nails, his personal standard before him, and three men-at-arms riding around him.

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  • Next come the men-at-arms, marching in step with their weapons shouldered.

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  • He pretends surprise at suddenly seeing my more modest train, though it must be said, I always travel with fifty good men-at-arms, and my own standard and the Stanley colors go before me.

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  • The Yorks had not dropped back for a breath and a rest, as so often happened in battle, but had broken from the fight to run as fast as they could to their own horse lines to get their horses, and the men who had been on foot, savagely pressing the Lancaster men-at-arms, were now mounted and riding down on them, maces swinging, broadswords out, lances pointed down at throat height.

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