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Škoda

[skoh-duh; Czech shkaw-dah] /ˈskoʊ də; Czech ˈʃkɔ dɑ/
noun
1.
Emil von
[e-mil-fuh n] /ˈɛ mɪl fən/ (Show IPA),
1839–1900, Czech engineer and manufacturer of artillery.
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  • To take on new skoda or Krupp guns with these short-range veterans is rough on the gunners.

  • The skoda howitzer could be taken apart and transported by three motor-cars of 100 horse-power each.

    Inventions of the Great War A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
  • The skoda gun, some of which type are used in Japan and China, is loaded by a hopper feed, and is gas-operated.

  • The lead jeep—skoda manufacture, Homer Crawford noted cynically—was some thirty meters in advance.

    Black Man's Burden Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • The old-fashioned fortress, suddenly made "out-of-date" by the skoda mortars, was usually armed with guns of the naval type.

  • Much of the effectiveness of the skoda gun lay in the fact that it could be separated into two parts for easier transportation.

  • Oh, of course, theoretically it's illegal, but for that matter even the head of the skoda plant attended last week.

    Freedom Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • Wunderlich, Rokitansky and skoda were, in the middle of the nineteenth century, the greatest medical men of their time.

    Makers of Modern Medicine James J. Walsh

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