clash of arms


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In the clash of arms, in the battle for survival, amid hunger and death and danger, in the face of God as manifested in the display of Nature's most terrific forces, is born all that is finest and best in the human heart and mind.
The only loud noises they can abide are the martial sounds of war, the clash of arms, the collision of two mighty dreadnoughts of the air.
Peter's voice rang out; and in another moment the clash of arms was resounding through the ship.
But now she had no time to speculate upon so trivial a thing, for behind her came the sudden clash of arms and she knew that Turan, the panthan, had crossed swords with the first of their pursuers.
Behind it rose the ancient castle, its towers roofless, and its massive walls crumbling away, but telling us proudly of its old might and strength, as when, seven hundred years ago, it rang with the clash of arms, or resounded with the noise of feasting and revelry.
The conversation was interrupted by a commotion from without; the sound of horses' hoofs, the cries of men and the clash of arms.
In another moment the entire amphitheatre was filled with the shrieks of the dying and the wounded, mingled with the clash of arms and triumphant shouts of the victors.
Next came the clash of arms and the brushing away of all opposition by a monster army of militia-soldiers, followed by their families and household baggage.
One appreciative description of it may be quoted: 'The language of Gibbon never flags; he walks forever as to the clash of arms, under an imperial banner; a military music animates his magnificent descriptions of battles, of sieges, of panoramic scenes of antique civilization.
The battle was billed as "very nasty and potentially deadly" as the seasoned troops of the various households recreated the authentic noise and spectacle of a clash of arms from the period.
In his weekly radio address President Bush said, "At its core, the battle unfolding in the Middle East is more than a clash of arms.
Clash of Arms is one of those that provides the reader far more than the title suggests.