man-of-war

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man-of-war

(măn′ə-wôr′)
n. pl. men-of-war
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Experts warn that the Man-o'-War's sting, which can extend as far as 25m, can kill and it should not be handled in any way.
At that moment Mrs Fezziwig herself steamed past like a man-o'-war. She was eating her fifth pork sandwich having already disposed of three glasses of punch, four candied oranges and two large slices of Christmas cake.
statesman put it, "the man-o'-war precedes the merchantman and impresses primitive peoples." But prior to 1890 the navy remained a disaster and the army numbered only 25 thousand ill-equipped troops.