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Usage examples for ordnance

  1. He wished to learn how a new piece of ordnance would act, so fired it off with no more intention of striking Russia than of hitting the moon. – A Rock in the Baltic by Robert Barr
  2. They have a great many pieces of brass ordnance, which they fire lying on the ground, using no carriages. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII. by Robert Kerr
  3. From Oar to Sail The use of heavy ordnance, already mentioned, as well as the increasing size and efficiency of sail- craft that came with the spread of ocean commerce and navigation, naturally pointed the way to this transition in warfare from oar to sail. – A History of Sea Power by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
  4. There Lord Hastings had just accepted the surrender of the vessel from a young ordnance officer, the sole German officer left alive with the exception of Captain Koenig, who was still unconscious in his cabin. – The Boy Allies with Uncle Sams Cruisers by Ensign Robert L. Drake
  5. When it does- well, Captain, I have taken the liberty to store some pieces of ordnance below- they appear as household furniture in the manifest of cargo. – Dan Merrithew by Lawrence Perry
  6. Some are skirt ornaments for artillery officers, both Regular Army and Militia, while some are cap ornaments for ordnance officers. – American Military Insignia 1800-1851 by J. Duncan Campbell
  7. All the expenses of the Army and Ordnance amount to an enormous sum- to sixteen or eighteen millions; but the pay of one hundred and fifty thousand men, at a shilling a day each, amounts to no more than two million seven hundred and twelve thousand five hundred pounds. – Political Pamphlets by George Saintsbury
  8. The money, merchandise, stores, jewels and ordnance fell to D'Aulnay with the fort. – The Lady of Fort St. John by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  9. There is no particularly plain pathway through the fields to the valley where this stone circle can be seen, but it can easily be found after a careful study of the large- scale Ordnance Map which they will show you at the hotel. – Yorkshire Painted And Described by Gordon Home
  10. An unfortunate feature was that the Quartermaster the day before received from Ordnance the Battalion's winter clothing, and had issued it that morning. – The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918 by F.L. Morrison
  11. Yet, even after all this, a body of the Scots appeared unbroken upon a hill, and were about to charge the Lord- Admiral, when they were compelled to leave their position by a discharge of the English ordnance. – Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and Other Poems by W.E. Aytoun
  12. Chief, you go with them and secure everything, then take that stun gun back to ordnance." – Unwise Child by Gordon Randall Garrett
  13. After you left I sent down to Stamford's for the Ordnance map of this portion of the moor, and my spirit has hovered over it all day. – The Hound of the Baskervilles by A. Conan Doyle
  14. It is one of the many scattered about this district, all carefully numbered by the Ordnance. – The First Hundred Thousand by Ian Hay
  15. But the design was quickly abandoned; the clumsy ordnance was left on the field, and orders were given to the cavalry to charge; the trumpets sounded, and, crying their war- cries, the bold cavaliers struck their spurs into their steeds, and rode at full speed against the enemy. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  16. There has also been a great improvement in the swivel- gun, my boy, which has been so reconstructed as to remedy the evil of immediate bursting so common to our heavier ordnance. – The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 3 by Robert H. Newell
  17. Scarcely any ordnance worth the name. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  18. 5, 500 Chief of Ordnance.............. – Studies in Civics by James T. McCleary
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