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army

a group of hippopotami; for full appreciation of this irregular collective noun a lyrical pronunciation of hippopotarmy is needed.
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On Kutuzov's staff, among his fellow officers and in the army generally, Prince Andrew had, as he had had in Petersburg society, two quite opposite reputations.
The report which had been circulated that the Austrians had been beaten and that the whole army had surrendered at Ulm proved to be correct.
Just as Prince Andrew met Nesvitski and Zherkov, there came toward them from the other end of the corridor, Strauch, an Austrian general who on Kutuzov's staff in charge of the provisioning of the Russian army, and the member of the Hofkriegsrath who had arrived the previous evening.
When they had gone, the King addressed the army again.
They haven't much of an army in Oz, but the Princess who ruled them has a fairy wand; and the little girl Dorothy has your Magic Belt; and at the North of the Emerald City lives a clever sorceress called Glinda the Good, who commands the spirits of the air.
But the Guardian of the Gate is considered a faithful Guardian, and the King's Army will not let the City be conquered without a struggle.
The Army is old and feeble," replied General Jinjur, scornfully.
Tip thought this strange Army bore no weapons whatever; but in this he was wrong.
Though some few were killed or captured those who escaped were sufficient to arouse the sleeping army of the royalists to the close proximity and gravity of their danger.
By this time the four divisions of De Montfort's army were in full view of the town.
Here the Company were quartered in a scattered mountain hamlet, and Alleyne spent the day looking down upon the swarming army which poured with gleam of spears and flaunt of standards through the narrow pass.
On the Tuesday there was a bitter frost, and the ground rung like iron beneath the feet of the horses; yet ere evening the prince himself, with the main battle of his army, had passed the gorge and united with his vanguard at Pampeluna.