Plain battle

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Plain battle open battle; pitched battle.
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Usage

In literature:

It is perfectly plain to me that they have been disabled in a battle.
"Edison's Conquest of Mars" by Garrett Putnam Serviss
For the hills and plain were full of Boers who had taken no part in the battle.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
I was defeated in that battle of plain speaking.
"Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate" by Charles Turley
The two armies met upon a plain between two rivers, and a most desperate and bloody battle ensued.
"Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series" by Jacob Abbott
On this plain were a number of men engaged in deadly battle.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
It was plain there had been a terrific battle at the Cave.
"In the Morning of Time" by Charles G. D. Roberts
On such battle grounds, the Magyars, from their own level plains, were too nearly their equals.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
In this battle the Rumanians were plainly victorious.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
But one blue morning after a great battle the Dedannans met on a wide plain to choose a king.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
Plain it was that their white brothers helped in magic and in battle.
"The Flute of the Gods" by Marah Ellis Ryan
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In poetry:

Still and pale, a dreamless slumber
Slept he on the battle-plain,--
Steed beneath and vassal o'er him,--
Lost amid the hosts of slain.
"The Legend Of The Iron Cross" by Mary Gardiner Horsford
Nay, I but dream. The sky is all forlorn,
And there's the plain of battle writhing red:
God pity them, the women-folk who mourn!
How happy are the dead!
"The Mourners" by Robert W Service
And we, like those who on the Trojan plain
See hoary secrets wrenched from upturned sods;--
Who, in their fancy, hear resound again
The battle-cry of gods;--
"Arms And The Man - Prologue" by James Barron Hope
In weary camps, on trampled plains
That ring with fife and drum,
The battling host, whose harness gleams
Along the crimson-flowing streams,
Calls, like a warning voice in dreams,
We want you, Brother! COME!
""Thus Saith The Lord, I Offer Thee Three Kings."" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
He hath no vexing memory of blood in slanting rain,
Of green spears in hedges on a battle plain;
But through the haunted quiet his love's silver words,
Blow round him swift as wing-beats of enchanted birds.
"The Shadow House Of Lugh" by Anna Johnston MacManus
Stretch'd on his shield, like the steel-girt slain
By moonlight seen on the battle-plain,
In a speechless trance lay the warrior there,
But he wildly woke when the torch's glare
Burst on him through the gloom.
"The Sword Of The Tomb : A Northern Legend" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans

In news:

MEDINA, MN – Fire crews from Loretto, Hamel, Maple Plain, Hanover, and Rockford teamed up Tuesday afternoon to battle a barn fire at 4555 Pioneer Trail in Medina.
The Westchester County executive has vetoed funding to save a a farmhouse dating to 1738 where George Washington slept and plotted strategy during the Battle of White Plains in 1776.
View full size John Kuntz, The Plain Dealer Browns rookie Mitchell Schwartz is battling to win the starting job at right tackle on the offensive line.
It's that time of year when surges of arctic air into the upper Midwest battle it out with a return push of milder air from the central plains.
Oscar Raul Vega Ponce of Jamaica Plain died on Jan 9, 2012 after a long health battle.
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