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  • The mighty Badger, his whiskers bristling, his great cudgel whistling through the air; Mole, black and grim, brandishing his stick and shouting his awful war-cry, ` A Mole!

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Whereupon Lone Chief leaped up the bank war-club in hand and a great war-cry on his lips, and dashed into the village.

    THE SICKNESS OF LONE CHIEF

  • It was a clear winner but, crucially, Williams's war-cry came before the point ended.

    Sam Stosur: Serena is intimidating even when on her best behaviour

  • For two or more centuries America has marched proudly in the van of human hatred,—making bonfires of human flesh and laughing at them hideously, and making the insulting of millions more than a matter of dislike,—rather a great religion, a world war-cry: Up white, down black; to your tents, O white folk, and world war with black and parti-colored mongrel beasts!

    DARKWATER

  • “Women do not want the ballot” has been a very effective counter war-cry, so much so that many men have taken refuge in the declaration: “When they want to vote, why, then—” So, too, we are continually told that the “best” Negroes stay out of politics.

    DARKWATER

  • True to the war-cry of White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, the Obama administration is not letting the Haitian crisis go to waste.

    VDARE.com: Blog Articles » Print » Obama’s Haitian Aid: Amnesty - and more immigration?

  • And then a small war broke out, shots, and shrieks and Russian voices roaring, and above all the hideous din of yelling voices - the old Ghazi war-cry that had petrified me so often on the Kabul road.

    The Sky Writer

  • Before he could struggle up Kutebar was on him with the fallen musket, yelling some outlandish war-cry as he sank the bayonet to the locking-ring in the fellow's breast.

    The Sky Writer

  • From that minute they were a new band, with a war-cry of their own.

    In The Time Of Light

  • Within days, a chain email calling for boycott spread through social networking sites, along with the war-cry: “I refuse to generate revenues for a government than monitors my conversations and messages.”

    Iran

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  • Also war cry, warcry. Be sure to pick your favourite in advance of heading into the heat of battle.

    February 11, 2008