dogs of war


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dogs of war

1. The chaos that accompanies war. Yes, but don't you think that a violent action like that will free the dogs of war?
2. Mercenaries. If we can't find enough willing soldiers, we'll have to turn to the dogs of war.
See also: dog, of, war

dogs of war

1 the havoc accompanying military conflict. literary 2 mercenary soldiers.
This phrase is from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar: ‘let slip the dogs of war’. The image is of hunting dogs being loosed from their leashes to pursue their prey.
2 1998 Times The good guys…may have broken the rules by employing dogs of war.
See also: dog, of, war
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The battle in Washington, on the other hand, will be gruesome, even as the Obama administration remains confident the dogs of war don't have the necessary votes to block the implementation of the deal, as Iranian diplomats confirmed to me in Vienna during the negotiations.
Danny endures constant danger as he is chased by the Dogs of War, nearly scorched in a fire, and left for dead more than once.
It's the kind of game that brings out the inner Churchill in commentators, who puff out their chests and start talking about unleashing dogs of war and the sparks that used to come off Billy Bremner's studs when he went into a 50-50 tackle.
Play the dogs of war for the first half during the semi-finals and keep it tight.
I AM very upset about the dogs of war who are used in Afganistan/ Iraq and feel that we never hear of the many that are killed - of course we hear of the soldiers but not the dogs.
Why settle for dogs of war when you can have bloodthirsty androids prowling the countryside for years to come?
I heard a tear fall Somewhere in the universe I was saddened For no one listened No one cared The child cried alone In Gaza The dogs of war Are pitiless Devouring all with savagery And mindless abandon Jerusalem in her left hand Bethlehem in her right A bullet hole in her chest I heard a tear fall Somewhere in the universe Was that god crying.
Built to house huge 16 meter cannons to protect the Golden Gate, these long-dormant dogs of war were an integral part of the early San Francisco street scene.
The foreclosure motivated JPI to become a more responsive creditor, so BOZ called off the dogs of war for now.
Among his sources were active participants in the coup and spy novelist Frederick Forsyth, whose The Dogs of War was a fictionalized account Forsyth's own involvement in an earlier failed British attempt to overthrow the government of Equatorial Guinea in the 1970s that closely paralleled the 2004 incident.
The era of the Dogs of War, mercenaries composed largely of former South African and Zimbabwean special forces such as the merciless Koevoet who had wrecked havoc in Angola and Mozambique, had not quite ended.
We may have cried ``havoc,'' but we have not loosed the dogs of war.
Despite the dogs of war nipping at its heels, the Preprinted Insert Index was a solid performer in March -- even though its string of monthly double-digit percentage gains stretching to last August came to an end.
The shooting may have stopped in Iraq but the dogs of war are still heavily engaged sniffing out mines and searching for chemicals, just as they are cleaning up the aftermath of war in several countries including Cambodia, Afghanistan and Bosnia, where an estimated million land mines have claimed over 1300 victims.