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main-force

[meyn-fawrs, -fohrs] /ˈmeɪnˈfɔrs, -ˈfoʊrs/
adjective
1.
pertaining to regular military units with standard uniforms and equipment.
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  • She had spoken low and quietly, but it was a main-force composure, liable to snap like glass.

    Helmet of Navarre Bertha Runkle

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