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ordnance

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Definition military supplies — especially disposable items such as ammunition and bombs
  • A bomb hit the ordnance truck, sending it into the air in thousands of pieces.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
ordnance = military supplies
  • 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
  • ordnance = military supplies
  • Three men crawled under the ordnance truck; another flung himself into a garbage pit.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • ordnance = military supplies
  • Herman Scearce, Deasy's radioman, leapt into a trench next to an ordnance truck, joining five of his crew-mates.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • ordnance = military supplies
  • 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
  • ordnance = military supplies
  • ] [Exeunt, bearing off the dead bodies; after the which a peal of ordnance is shot off.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • 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
  • Another blast as the ordnance in the magazine continues to detonate.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • But when I was a corporal, I was assistant to the Ordnance & Armor sergeant.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • 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
  • The shield was heavier than I would have liked, but do soldiers ever get to choose their ordnance?
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • 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
  • 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
  • They haven't passed out ordnance.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Now the crater briefly came alive with ordnance.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • They were all proper Ordnance Survey maps.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • The piece of ordnance referred to, was mounted in a separate fortress, constructed of lattice-work.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Shoes and clothing for the army were scarce, ordnance supplies and drugs were scarcer.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Have I not heard great ordnance in the field, And heaven's artillery thunder in the skies?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • Distant grumbling of thunder or ordnance or both.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See

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