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war party

U.S. History. a group of American Indians prepared for war.
any political party or group that advocates war.
Origin of war party
1745-55, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But their suspicions of a war-party were not very pronounced.

    Mary and I Stephen Return Riggs
  • He was alarmed, for he connected it with the silence of the war-party outside.

    The Story of Red Feather Edward S. (Edward Sylvester) Ellis
  • Though a winter's night, most of them were scantily clad, as befitted a war-party.

  • It was certainly the path of a war-party of Indians on the back-track.

    The War Trail Mayne Reid
  • Any person was at liberty to organize a war-party and conduct an expedition wherever he pleased.

    Ancient Society Lewis Henry Morgan
  • There were nine of us, and we were in pursuit of a war-party of at least one hundred in number!

    The War Trail Mayne Reid
  • Now and then some of the braves went forth on a war-party, or on a hunt after bears or buffaloes.

    Timid Hare Mary Hazelton Wade
  • There was a peace-party, of course, and a war-party, but the latter prevailed.

    The Giant of the North R.M. Ballantyne
  • “A real rotten place to ‘stand off’ a war-party from,” muttered Roden.

    A Veldt Official Bertram Mitford
  • He has been out to take a look at the trail of that war-party who did all this damage.

    George at the Fort Harry Castlemon

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