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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AMMUNITION

They had also taken the two available guns, and nearly all the ammunition.

You will take all arms and ammunition for the use of our service.

I'm not sure that it would shoot if I had ammunition, but I'd like to try.

Indents had to be made out for transport, rations and ammunition.

In your husband's box, ammunition takes the place of toilet articles.

Presents to Indians to consist chiefly of arms, ammunition, and whisky.

Added to these were two ammunition belts with holsters and revolvers.

Ammunition was also distributed to the people, and Mr. Sharp examined their arms.

I then searched his pouch and found all his ammunition gone.

Then all the horses were shot down and the guns and ammunition seized.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from French soldiers' faulty separation of Middle French la munition into l'ammunition; from Latin munitionem (nominative munitio) "a fortifying" (see munition), and at first meaning all military supplies in general. The mistake in the word perhaps was by influence of French a(d)monition "warning." The error was corrected in French (Modern French munition), but retained in English.

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