horse-artillery love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See artillery.


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  • In his assault he was permitted to come close up to our works, and when within short range such afire was opened on him from our horse-artillery and repeating carbines that he recoiled in confusion after the first onset; still, he seemed determined to get the place, and after reorganizing, again attacked; but the lesson of the first repulse was not without effect, and his feeble effort proved wholly fruitless.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • In reply our horse-artillery opened on the advancing Confederates, but the men behind the barricades lay still till Pickett's troops were within short range.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • By this time our horse-artillery, which for two days had been stuck in the mud, was all up, and every gun was posted in this line.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • Hard by these perspiring cavalrymen a battery of horse-artillery struggled to master the intricacies of driving with fourteen-horse teams.

    With Our Army in Palestine

  • The reason was soon apparent: a battery of horse-artillery was seen galloping madly over the stretch of level plain a mile or so in our rear, in the direction of the Turkish big guns.

    With Our Army in Palestine

  • If there was any peace and goodwill about we failed to notice it, for it was blowing and raining hard, and we had to get half a battery of horse-artillery on board that deplorable ship.

    With Our Army in Palestine

  • Then came the light armoured-car batteries and in the centre the horse-artillery.

    With Our Army in Palestine

  • Then they sent a message to the battery of horse-artillery operating with them to ask for gunners to give them instruction in the art of gunnery, as they were not doing enough damage themselves!

    With Our Army in Palestine

  • Meanwhile the 4th Light Horse and a brigade of horse-artillery were heavily engaged till dusk in holding off reinforcements from Nablus who were attempting to cross by the Jisr ed Damieh ford.

    With Our Army in Palestine

  • In the end, we are told, his force consisted of little more than one field battery, one troop of horse-artillery, and an infantry regiment, all of which were British, with a few hundred trusted Pathans.

    John Nicholson The Lion of the Punjaub


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