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stole weapons from the armory
  a building where military equipment is stored

or (more rarely):  all the weapons and equipment that a country has; or all the resources available to deal with an opponent
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  • stole weapons from the armory
  • he dipped into his intellectual armory to find an answer
  • His painfully acquired armory of symptoms, catchwords, and diagnostic procedures is now to be put to use at last.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Now, most of our people can’t tell a school from an armory.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes

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  • The Sisters will have surrounded the interior armory with their bodies.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • A lot of young guys left for the nearest police station, National Guard armory, or military base after news of the 2nd Wave started trickling in from survivors fleeing inland.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • I found Meg at the armory, browsing for battle supplies.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • JAN. 24 (UPI) —The body of former Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson, who died Tuesday in a plane crash, will lie in state today in the 107th Regiment Armory at 66th Street and Park Avenue in New York.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • They trotted through the park and past the National Guard Armory.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Wringer
  • …down the steep bank and into the creek, frogs plopping, no time to look for stepping rocks …. yells behind him now, war whoops, stones pelting the water, stinging his back …. ah, the other side, through the trees and picker bushes, past the armory jeeps and out to the park boulevard, past the Italian restaurant on the corner, the bakery, screeching tires, row houses, streets, alleys, cars, porches, windows, faces staring, faces, faces …. the town whizzing past Maniac, a blur of faces,…
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee

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    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • But the Highland Scots of Clan MacKenzie were a tougher bunch than I had reckoned with, for the castle was a buzzing hive long before dawn, with rowdy voices calling up and down the corridors, and a great clanking of armory and thudding of boots as men prepared for the tynchal.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • "Welcome to The Shade’s armory," Derek said as he walked toward the wall closest to us and pulled off a particularly sharp looking stake.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • Maybe you should come down to the Armory.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • They’re in safekeeping in the armory.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • The whole armory of Northern Law has no shield for you.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • And at other locations in the district: the railroad, the granary, the power station, and the armory.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Not out of my armory, for at Terracina I was plundered even of my hunting-knife.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The blacksmith god had always worked with Cyclopes in his forges, so Beckendorf took Tyson down to the armory to teach him metalworking.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • They need you in the armory?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • There’s this huge armory in Alicante and they took me to some of the places where they make the weapons.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • Patrick wondered where Peter Houghton had gotten his armory.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Come jine with us to burst in the armory and get guns and ammunition!
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Shimmering purple warriors stood outside the armory, polishing ethereal swords.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • All of the figures were deeply weathered, and yet each was clearly unique—different armory pieces, distinct leg and arm positions, facial features, and markings on their shields.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • I spotted Charles Beckendorf from the Hephaestus cabin stoking the forge outside the camp armory.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • I’ll visit the armory later.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • He belonged to Troop C because the armory had a basketball court.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • Behind the college was a massive brownstone armory, and a block away, across the street, was a Catholic church with a huge cross on its lawn upon which was the crucified figure of Jesus.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • In her armory she had other arguments so strong that no answer could be made to them.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Here was an inventory of the barrio arsenal, most of it stolen from military armories.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • OnceDomia abr Wyrda was safely ensconced in his tent, Eragon went to the Varden’s armory, a large open pavilion filled with racks of spears, swords, pikes, bows, and crossbows.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • A squad of cadets were going through their drill behind the armory, and the commands of their young officer rang out at regular intervals, so sharp and quick that Alexandra could not understand them.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • This wasn’t digging equipment, this was an armory loaded with weapons!
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
  • Hutter’s armory was well supplied, possessing several rifles, all of which were habitually kept loaded in readiness to meet any sudden demand for their use.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • Maud Dyer granted that the city hall wasn’t "so very nice," yet, as Dave said, there was no use doing anything about it till they received an appropriation from the state and combined a new city hall with a national guard armory.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • That evening I walked through the front door of the Armory to play the last game I would ever play for Carolina Military Institute.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • By afternoon, we had assembled the weapons for our armory.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • Outside the armory, Ser Endrew Tarth was working with some raw recruits.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • The shield was the one Ser Jaime had taken from the armory at Harrenhal.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • They filled so many holding cells in so many station houses they had to open an armory.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • I want the flame-thrower, a bazooka, a few grenades, and the heaviest gun in that armory.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • See that armory over there?
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • There was a window in the covered bridge between the armory and the Great Keep where you had a view of the whole yard.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • From this vantage point, the remains of the Horde army looked like a dumping ground for armory, scattered by strong winds and faded by the sun.
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit
  • Our veterinarian told us about a local dog-training club that offered basic obedience classes on Tuesday nights in the parking lot behind the armory.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • The glow was coming from the reflection of several lamps on the scalloped curves, points, and edges of an armory the likes of which Max had never seen.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • The neighborhood did have lots of kids—Maureen had real friends for the first time—and we all tended to hang out at the National Guard armory at the foot of the hill.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • On a wide section of quarry floor a corps of bevelers and polishers worked in an orderly crowd not unlike that in armories where military clerks milled about their desks.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Moreover, they drop the /u/ in many derivatives, for example, in /arboreal/, /armory/, /clamorously/, /clangorous/, /odoriferous/, /humorist/, /laborious/ and /rigorism/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
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