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heavy artillery

guns and howitzers of large caliber.
guns and howitzers of 155-mm caliber and larger. Unabridged
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heavy artillery

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The most impressive and persuasive arguments, evidence, persons, etc, available: The Republicans are rolling out their heaviest artillery for this debate/ Against these big critics' big guns I offered the author some shelter (first form 1809+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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