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Friday, March 06, 2009

martial

\MAHR-shuhl\ , adjective;
1.
suitable or used for war; warlike
Quotes:
But he lay like a warrior taking his rest, With his martial cloak around him.
-- Charles Wolfe, The Burial of Sir John Moore
Origin:
by 1420, from Latin martialis "of Mars or war," from Mars, Roman god of war
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