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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ARTILLERY

A grievous error it is to suppose that Cupid's artillery is limited to bow and arrows.

Rain fell in torrents; the crashing thunder was like the roar of artillery.

They did so, and secured each a lieutenancy in an artillery regiment.

The shells from the French artillery on the Roman Road are crashing into the wood.

In the centre of the island is an eminence, which was occupied by the garrison, and had some artillery.

The artillery portion of the spectacle produced a still greater effect.

I am hurrying to the Artillery Station to telegraph for the fire-engines; but it will be useless.

I am glad you said that yesterday morning; it came as sometimes the artillery, eh?

No artillery was captured, but a great quantity of bananas was taken.

No artillery was captured, but a great quantity of supplies was taken.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "warlike munitions," from Anglo-French artillerie, Old French artillerie (14c.), from artillier "to provide with engines of war" (13c.), which probably is from Medieval Latin articulum "art, skill," diminutive of Latin ars (genitive artis) "art." But some would connect it with Latin articulum "joint," and still others with Old French atillier "to equip," altered by influence of arte. Sense of "engines for discharging missiles" (catapults, slings, bows, etc.) is from late 15c.; that of "ordnance, large guns" is from 1530s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ARTILLERY

armies

nounmilitary force, usually for land
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