ready for battle; warlike.
The “battailous” spirit of the West is not to be expected in a Byzantine sophist.
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order of battle. an armed or arrayed body of troops. Historical Examples Major-General Morgan set his soldiers to break avenues, for their marching out in battalia likewise. An English Garner (4 of 8) Various Have we here an explanation of the battalia of Jeremy Taylor and others? English Past and Present Richard Chevenix Trench After […]
Al- [al] /æl/ (Show IPA), c850–929, Arab astronomer.
bateau (def 1). Historical Examples The batteau was too cumbrous for use toward the head waters of the Missouri, and it was to be sent back to St. Louis. Lewis and Clark William R. Lighton Once or twice we passed the red wreck of a batteau which had been stove some spring. The Maine Woods […]
Sports. the wooden club used in certain games, as baseball and cricket, to strike the ball. a racket, especially one used in badminton or table tennis. a whip used by a jockey. the act of using a club or racket in a game. the right or turn to use a club or racket. a heavy […]