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martial
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  • But butchers, also, and butchers of the bloodiest badge have been all Martial Commanders whom the world invariably delights to honour.
  • In good time, though, to his great delight, the three salt-sea warriors would rise and depart; to his credulous, fable-mongering ears, all their martial bones jingling in them at every step, like Moorish scimetars in scabbards.
  • The compact martial columns in which they had been hitherto rapidly and steadily swimming, were now broken up in one measureless rout; and like King Porus’ elephants in the Indian battle with Alexander, they seemed going mad with consternation.

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  • declared martial law
  • studies the martial arts

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