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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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The Saudi army used heavy artillery and pounded the areas of Razah and Shada west of Sa'ada province this morning, while warplanes continue to target Houthi military locations in several governorates in Yemen including Shabwa, Ibb, and Sana'a.
Moreover, the deal provided withdrawal of heavy artillery from the line of contact between the conflicting sides within two weeks starting from February 17 and prisoners swap.
The Indiana Jackass Regiment in the Civil War; a history of the 21st Infantry/1st Heavy Artillery Regiment, with a roster.
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.
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.
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.
The CBS News quoted American commanders as saying that the insurgents are now fleeing in droves, thanks to the increased use of heavy artillery and air assaults.
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.
SOME heavy artillery will be returning to action this weekend at Shelbourne when the valuable Tote Gold Cup gets under way on Saturday, writes Michael Fortune.