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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.
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He added that the aircraft and heavy artillery continued to bombard the IS organization sites in the vicinity of Bablan village, in preparation for the carrying out of the military operation to liberate it from the IS control.
Faller, who writes about artillery, researched diaries, memoirs, journals, and collections of letters to document the history of the Indiana Jackass Regiment, the 21st Infantry/1st Heavy Artillery, during the Civil War.
Wearing Highland dress, he drove through enemy territory to a German HQ and got them to surrender by claiming the RAF and heavy artillery would be unleashed if they did not.
Reports from Aleppo - Syria's largest city and commercial hub - said that Assad's forces are using heavy artillery, planes and a helicopter gunship to bombard rebel positions in a battle that could determine the outcome of the 17-month uprising.
Also cities and townships of Al-Bab, Al-Ebizmo and Hayyan in Aleppo suburbs were targeted by heavy artillery gunfire by the Syrian regime forces.
On Tuesday, the security forces attacked the area of Khan Mir Garhi , near Mamonzai, which is under control by using heavy artillery.
Car combat is perhaps the best way to describe the concept, this is all about high-octane racing with a huge smattering of heavy artillery and relentless action Multiplayer is - to put it bluntly - utter carnage, a huge amount of fun and has some great modes.
In the First World War soldiers were shot as cowards for suffering trauma from living through month after month of heavy artillery.
Rebels also tried to dispose of more than 150 landmines found outside the town, to make way for heavy artillery.
In times when the company is trying to save the newspaper Utrinski vesnik, A1 TV uses heavy artillery to attack the management of WAZ.
Joe Frazier, Frank Bruno and Steve Collins are the heavy artillery on display.
Summary: Pakistani forces backed by heavy artillery attacked Taliban on Monday as the army moved to wrest control of militant strongholds in a lawless region on the Afghan border.
The outbreak of self-congratulation in Delhi when Colombo announced that it would cease using heavy artillery and air power against the trapped LTTE was not really self-delusion, it was a desperate attempt by ruling coalition politicians to chalk up talking points for the elections in Tamil Nadu.
In an apparent coup attempt, the soldiers attacked President Joao Bernardo Vieira's home with heavy artillery fire, killing at least one of his guards and injuring several others before security forces were able to push them back, Interior Minister Cipriano Cassama said earlier.