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battle-scarred

[bat-l-skahrd] /ˈbæt lˌskɑrd/
adjective
1.
bearing scars or damages received in battle:
a battle-scarred warship.
2.
showing the effects of hard wear or use:
a sale of battle-scarred desks.
Origin of battle-scarred
1860-1865
1860-65
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  • He is a battle-scarred warrior, and can relate with much accuracy every different engagement where he was wounded.

  • From Lily's cringing back the Wildcat lifted the battle-scarred parrot.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • There were not over three hundred men in the regiment fit for duty, and some of these were battle-scarred.

    Brother Against Brother John Roy Musick
  • Many of them advanced, battle-scarred, step by step from the ranks.

  • What am I, a battle-scarred legionary, just from the rude land of Scythia, to admire in the bloody fool's-play of your arenas?

  • A good fifteen minutes of silence settled over the two battle-scarred youths before it was broken.

    Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal Robert Sydney Bowen
  • "Old Ironsides" still survives, a weather-beaten and battle-scarred hull, but a precious memorial of the nation's glory.

  • The city had sent us a new stand of colors the year before and we were returning them, battle-scarred and tattered.

    Drum Taps in Dixie Delavan S. Miller

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