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But first I need your ordnance.
Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  military supplies — especially disposable items such as ammunition and bombs
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This word is often confused with "ordinance" (law or rule).
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  • But first I need your ordnance.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Another blast as the ordnance in the magazine continues to detonate.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • Dad had taken a heavy ordnance load right in the face; a near contact wound.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Distant grumbling of thunder or ordnance or both.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See

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  • We planted our own explosives in the building and then deferred to our EOD guy (explosive ordnance disposal).
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Martin Cohn, an ordnance officer on Oahu, was once in a radar shack as a lost plane, unequipped with radar, tried to find the island.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Why all the ordnance?
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • The shield was heavier than I would have liked, but do soldiers ever get to choose their ordnance?
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • The piece of ordnance referred to, was mounted in a separate fortress, constructed of lattice-work.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • A white church could be seen through the mist, and here and there the roofs of huts in Borodino as well as dense masses of soldiers, or green ammunition chests and ordnance.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace

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  • Bradstreet had spread an ordnance map of the county out upon the seat and was busy with his compasses drawing a circle with Eyford for its centre.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Shoes and clothing for the army were scarce, ordnance supplies and drugs were scarcer.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Milo’s planes separated in a well co-ordinated attack and bombed the fuel stocks and the ordnance dump, the repair hangars and the B-25 bombers resting on the lollipop-shaped hardstands at the field.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Have I not heard great ordnance in the field, And heaven’s artillery thunder in the skies?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • The cuirassiers annihilated seven squares out of thirteen, took or spiked sixty pieces of ordnance, and captured from the English regiments six flags, which three cuirassiers and three chasseurs of the Guard bore to the Emperor, in front of the farm of La Belle Alliance.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Now the crater briefly came alive with ordnance.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • From the belfries far and near the funereal deathbell tolled unceasingly while all around the gloomy precincts rolled the ominous warning of a hundred muffled drums punctuated by the hollow booming of pieces of ordnance.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Directly beneath the fuselage was a LANTIRN (low-altitude navigation and targeting infrared for night) pod; all the other ordnance stations save one were occupied by fuel tanks.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • The skimmer lurched sideways, struck an escalator with a dozen cowering civilians on it, and tumbled in a mass of twisting metal and exploding ordnance.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • When the Satos and their unfortunate brethren were moved out in 1943, the track became Camp Santa Anita, a massive ordnance storage site and open-air Army barracks for thousands of soldiers.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • It had been a long time since I had heard the Bear in top form, using his spectacular voice like a weapon requisitioned from ordnance.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • It was all fitted with lockers from top to bottom, so as to stow away the officers’ belongings and a part of the ship’s stores; there was a second store-room underneath, which you entered by a hatchway in the middle of the deck; indeed, all the best of the meat and drink and the whole of the powder were collected in this place; and all the firearms, except the two pieces of brass ordnance, were set in a rack in the aftermost wall of the round-house.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • First-class ordnance, real sweet stuff.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • All that ordnance we carried added considerable weight.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • They haven’t passed out ordnance.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • I moved sideways while slapping that monstrous piece of ordnance the other way, chopped his wrist, and caught it.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • He had mounted Doramin’s old ordnance on the top of that hill; two rusty iron 7-pounders, a lot of small brass cannon—currency cannon.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • He had not asked to be born, and if he was evil, they had made him so by failing to teach him any human values, by treating him as mere ordnance, by rewarding him for murder.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Matt thought the bunker might have been constructed to accommodate spotters during exercises, a couple of ordnance guys helicoptered in to check firing accuracy, retrieve tow targets and possibly mark the location of unexploded rockets and bombs.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • A young, powerful man in uniform, driving a Jeep, stepping out, and-through the mists of Jason’s inner screen-yelling at what was left of an assault team that had returned from interdicting an ordnance route paralleling the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • BY ORDER OF THE AUTHOR, Per G.G., Chief of Ordnance.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • After you left I sent down to Stamford’s for the Ordnance map of this portion of the moor, and my spirit has hovered over it all day.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • ] [Exeunt, bearing off the dead bodies; after the which a peal of ordnance is shot off.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • BY ORDER OF THE AUTHOR per G.G., CHIEF OF ORDNANCE Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Fenoglio said nothing for a long time after Mo had finished his story.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • I was not able to light on any map or work giving the exact locality of the Castle Dracula, as there are no maps of this country as yet to compare with our own Ordnance Survey Maps; but I found that Bistritz, the post town named by Count Dracula, is a fairly well-known place.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • …candidates] who grasped that building an atomic bomb required finding practical solutions to a variety of cross-disciplinary problems [Groves] found himself nodding in agreement when Oppenheimer pitched the notion of a central laboratory devoted to this purpose, where, as he later testified, "we could begin to come to grips with chemical, metallurgical, engineering and ordnance problems that had so far received no consideration" Would Oppenheimer have lost his scholarship at Reed?
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • But when I was a corporal, I was assistant to the Ordnance & Armor sergeant.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • They were all proper Ordnance Survey maps.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • Already Adams was serving on twenty-three committees, and that same week was assigned to three more, including an all-important new Continental Board of War and Ordnance, of which he was to be the president.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • But later, he wrote: "I have talked with Mr. French, who is, as you know, the Chief of Ordnance, and he says that they have only old muskets for troops, and those but flintlocks.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • Want to look over the ordnance and pick out what you need?
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • Herman Scearce, Deasy’s radioman, leapt into a trench next to an ordnance truck, joining five of his crew-mates.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • The old man’s eyes had been described as hollow-point ordnance with max loads.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Too lazy to rig up the training ordnance each morning, the supervising NCO simply hollered Boomo when the urge struck him.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • Three men crawled under the ordnance truck; another flung himself into a garbage pit.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Thus he counts his mil dots, gauges angles, distance, ordnance drop, ambient temp, and wind among other factors and dials in the necessary adjustments on his scope.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • There are flame-throwing booby traps, a net of pillboxes with periscopic sights; they have stockpiled enough ordnance to spray shells into the sea all day, every day, for a year.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • A bomb hit the ordnance truck, sending it into the air in thousands of pieces.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Men stood in a solemn circle around a couple of seats and twisted metal, all that was left of the ordnance truck.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • The train bearing the wounded had already come in and the litter bearers were working swiftly in the hot sun, transferring wounded into ambulances and covered ordnance wagons.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
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