an iron or iron-bound strongbox of the 17th or 18th century.
- Armada, spanish
armada, spanish Armada, Spanish [(ahr-mah-duh)] A fleet of more than a hundred ships sent by King Philip II of Spain to conquer England in 1588. Although called the “Invincible Armada,” it was destroyed by a combination of English seamanship, Dutch reinforcements, and bad weather. Several thousand Spaniards were killed, and about half the Spanish ships […]
any of several burrowing, chiefly nocturnal mammals constituting the family Dasypodidae, ranging from the southern U.S. through South America, having strong claws and a jointed protective covering of bony plates: used in certain areas for food. Contemporary Examples How Alexander McQueen’s “armadillo boots” charmed Lady Gaga, Daphne Guinness, and Barbie. Best Shoes Ever Rebecca Dana […]
the place where the final battle will be fought between the forces of good and evil (probably so called in reference to the battlefield of Megiddo. Rev. 16:16). the last and completely destructive battle: The arms race can lead to Armageddon. any great and crucial conflict. Contemporary Examples Now Schwarzenegger has reached Armageddon again—a budget […]
a county in S Northern Ireland. 489 sq. mi. (1267 sq. km). County seat: Armagh. an administrative district in this county. 261 sq. mi. (676 sq. km). Historical Examples You gave read of that remarkable man, Mr. Usher, who was Archbishop of Armagh. The Pearl Box A Pastor And so it happens that the inhabitants […]