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artillery

1. n. handguns; grenades. (Underworld.) Where does Frank stash the artillery?
2. n. flatware; cutlery. Who put out the artillery? I didn’t get a fork.

heavy artillery

n. powerful or persuasive persons or things. (The same as big gun.) Finally, the mayor brought out the heavy artillery and quieted things down.
See also: artillery, heavy
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Into the infantry when they need artillery more than anything?
After the Royal Anthem was played, HM the King inspected the guards of honour and was briefed on tasks assigned to be carried out by the Royal Artillery units and future development plans to reinforce their combat readiness.
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A security source told the reporter of the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / today that heavy artillery blows targeted gatherings of the (IS) in the the Jazerra area within the villages of Arab Jabour north of Muqdadiyah northeast of Baquba, killing five members of the organization.
All ranks of 39th Regiment Royal Artillery thank you for the support we have received and the privilege of marching through the town.
Lt Col Clements said: "Third Regiment Royal horse Artillery is very much looking forward to building a close connection with the local community and they will no doubt benefit from the huge welcome 39th Regiment Royal Artillery received, for which we are incredibly grateful.
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North Korea has been firing about 100 artillery shells toward northeast from a place hundreds of meters off the demilitarized zone from 11:53 a.
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Defence IQ's flagship Future Artillery conference, provides a forum for the artillery community to engage in discussion, share operational experience and discuss advances in technological developments, operational feedback and future vision across the in-direct fires community.
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