The killing of large numbers of Armenians who lived within the Ottoman Empire and its successor Turkish state in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. From 1915 to 1920, more than a million Armenians died as the result of executions, massacres, starvation, and other repressive measures, and many fled to the United States and other countries.
Note: At times, terrorists claiming Armenian connections have killed Turkish officials and bombed Turkish buildings, demanding reparations.
a city in extreme N France: World War I battles 1914, 1918. Historical Examples He was with the Canadians, too, when he was killed at armentieres, three months ago. The Sky Pilot in No Man’s Land Ralph Connor The line of opposing trenches was about a mile and a half east of armentieres. The Red […]
noun the generic name for thrift (sense 2) Historical Examples armeria, a genus of handsome plants growing on the sea-coast. The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth Two other Visigothic crowns are also preserved with it in the armeria Real. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 7 Various There was a little turf in one […]
- Armes parlantes
plural noun (heraldry) arms using devices to illustrate the name of the bearers, such as a rose and a wall to illustrate the name Rosewall Historical Examples The Starckens of the Island of Oesel also use the like as armes parlantes; the field in this case is or. A Complete Guide to Heraldry Arthur Charles […]
a completely enclosed helmet having a visor and hinged cheek pieces fastened under the chin. Historical Examples The English armet was rarely furnished with a bavier or movable chin-piece, and the fixed one, called a mentonire, was small. Armour in England J. Starkie Gardner They wear the close helmet or armet of Italian fashion, with […]