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  • noun Plural form of man-of-war.

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Examples

  • In practice this meant that British naval vessels stopped American vessels including men-of-war, searched them for presumed British citizens, and then pressed those men into service—to the great outrage of a nation seeking to assert itself as a full member of the international system of sovereign states.

    Between War and Peace

  • In practice this meant that British naval vessels stopped American vessels including men-of-war, searched them for presumed British citizens, and then pressed those men into service—to the great outrage of a nation seeking to assert itself as a full member of the international system of sovereign states.

    Between War and Peace

  • Initially the post rider was supposed to leave on January 1, 1673, but Lovelace held him back so that he could forward to Winthrop the latest news of the Dutch approach: forty Dutch men-of-war had been spotted near the West Indies.

    The King's Best Highway

  • The Dutch threat had intensified—their men-of-war had been spotted near Virginia as recently as March—and Lovelace remained convinced that an efficient system of correspondence was crucial to colonial defense.

    The King's Best Highway

  • Initially the post rider was supposed to leave on January 1, 1673, but Lovelace held him back so that he could forward to Winthrop the latest news of the Dutch approach: forty Dutch men-of-war had been spotted near the West Indies.

    The King's Best Highway

  • Initially the post rider was supposed to leave on January 1, 1673, but Lovelace held him back so that he could forward to Winthrop the latest news of the Dutch approach: forty Dutch men-of-war had been spotted near the West Indies.

    The King's Best Highway

  • The Dutch threat had intensified—their men-of-war had been spotted near Virginia as recently as March—and Lovelace remained convinced that an efficient system of correspondence was crucial to colonial defense.

    The King's Best Highway

  • The Dutch threat had intensified—their men-of-war had been spotted near Virginia as recently as March—and Lovelace remained convinced that an efficient system of correspondence was crucial to colonial defense.

    The King's Best Highway

  • Salutes boomed, probably from men-of-war; one such battleship was sailing by not too far away, and the reflections shone on the steel gun barrels, which were virtually coddled by the sure, smooth, and yet not level gliding of the ship.

    The Metamorphosis, in The Penal Colony,and Other Stories

  • "By 1744," he wrote, "the Age of Piracy was over; and it was the men-of-war, after all, that finally brought it to an end."

    History Reveals Piracy Poison Pill: Send in the Navy

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