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combatant

(kăm-bat′ănt, kom′bă-tănt) [Fr. combattant]
A member of the armed forces, e.g., a soldier, sailor, marine, or airman, engaged in or prepared to be engaged in battle.
combatant, adjective
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Meanwhile, the massacre continued on both sides, with battle-axes and war-clubs; as quickly as one of the combatants fell, a hostile warrior ran up to cut off his head, while the women, mingling in the fray, gathered up these bloody trophies, and piled them together at either extremity of the battle-field.
Upon this sudden mishap of their leader, his warriors seemed struck dumb with amazement; his supernatural death awed them, while it reanimated the courage and ardor of their adversaries, and, in a twinkling, the field was abandoned by half the combatants.
So intent had the squires, both combatants and spectators, been on the matter in hand, that all thought of the steep bank and swift still stream had gone from their minds.
Three pulls from eager arms, and the two combatants, dripping and pale, were dragged up the bank, and lay panting upon the grass.
I should not have wondered by this time to find that they had their respective musical bands stationed on some eminent chip, and playing their national airs the while, to excite the slow and cheer the dying combatants.
Thus was the debate interrupted; but it would probably have been soon resumed, had not Mr Allworthy presently called for his coach, and carried off the two combatants.
My cosmopolite was sustaining the pride and reputation of the Earth when the waiters closed in on both combatants with their famous flying wedge formation and bore them outside, still resisting.
The clever combatant looks to the effect of combined energy, and does not require too much from individuals.
Each combatant took a knife, examined it critically near the candle and tested the strength of blade and handle across his lifted knee.
6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Summary The Global Naval Vessels and Surface Combatants Market 2015-2025 report, published by Strategic Defence Intelligence, provides readers with a detailed analysis of both historic and forecast global industry values, factors influencing demand, the challenges faced by industry participants, analysis of industry leading companies, and key news.
The status of combatants should be given only to those who with arms in hand are protecting Ukraine.
By Aravind Gowda in Bengaluru WAS it the thrill of interacting with frontline combatants of the terror outfit Islamic State ( IS) that prompted Mehdi Masroor Biswas to tweet on behalf of them?

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