Man of war


  • Roman Man-of-War, from a scarce Medal
    Roman Man-of-War, from a scarce Medal
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Man of war (Naut) A warrior; a soldier
    • Man of war (Naut) See in the Vocabulary.
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English man-of-war. About 1588 English man-of-war. About 1588


  • Baron William Henry Beveridge
    Baron William Henry Beveridge
    “The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of the common man.”
  • Finley Peter Dunne
    “A man's idea in a game of cards is war, cruel, devastating, and pitiless. A lady's idea of it is a combination of larceny, embezzlement and burglary.”
  • Douglas William Jerrold
    Douglas William Jerrold
    “There is peace more destructive of the manhood of living man than war is destructive of his material body.”
  • James Thomson
    James Thomson
    “Peace is the happy natural state of man; war is corruption and disgrace.”
  • Baudouin I
    Baudouin I
    “It takes twenty years or more of peace to make a man; it takes only twenty seconds of war to destroy him.”
  • Arthur Koestler
    “The most persistent sound which reverberates through man's history is the beating of war drums.”


In literature:

Dread of having to serve on board of a man-of-war made him desperate.
"The Two Shipmates" by William H. G. Kingston
Some thought that she might be the leading ship of a French squadron; others that she was a British man-of-war.
"The Rival Crusoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
That she was a man-of-war, she no longer left us in doubt.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
In those days such a thing was almost unheard of on board a man-of-war.
"The Heir of Kilfinnan" by W.H.G. Kingston
Of the character of the vessel there could be no doubt, or she would not have attempted to run from the man-of-war.
"Tales of the Sea" by W.H.G. Kingston
Our man-of-war's man had rode in many a wild sea, but never before had he seen the like of that.
"The Thorogood Family" by R.M. Ballantyne
Of late years a religious service is usually performed at the launch of a man-of-war.
"How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
I asked him if he had seen the man-of-war brig, and what he thought of the matter.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
What could you gain by being taken aboard a man-of-war?
""Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea" by Morgan Robertson
Jack soon reached the hut, showing his man-of-war's-man manners by doffing his hat and pulling one of his long locks.
"Won from the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston

In poetry:

Yet though to-day so frail, what glory
Around my youth once shone of old!
Changed world! this poor man, weak and hoary,
Was great in war and rich in gold.
"The Death Of The Boar" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
There shall be no more wars nor kingdoms won,
But in thy sight whose eyes are as the sun
All names shall be one name, all nations one,
All souls of men in man's one soul unite.
"A Year's Burden -- 1870" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Your songs sound, some as were a war-horn braying,
Some softly purl like streams on reedy strand.
Half nature-sprite and half as man you stand,
The two not yet one law of life obeying.
"Holger Drachmann" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
And never a word does one man speak,
Each in his narrow bed,
For this is the Vale of Long Release,
This is the Vale of the Lasting Peace,
Where wars, and the rumors of wars, shall cease,
The valley of the dead.
"The Vale Of Shadows" by Clinton Scollard
'Twas at the Seige of Matagarda, during the Peninsular War,
That a Mrs Reston for courage outshone any man there by far;
She was the wife of a Scottish soldier in Matagarda Port,
And to attend to her husband she there did resort.
"A Humble Heroine" by William Topaz McGonagall
The highest duty to mere man vouchsafed
Was laid on thee,--out of wild chaos,
When the roused popular ocean foamed and chafed
And vulture War from his Imaus
Snuffed blood, to summon homely Peace,
And show that only order is release.
"To Lamartine" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

So many stories swirled about the near- mythic figure of Man o' War that at least a few had to be more Bigfoot or Paul Bunyan than real.
No Man's Land A historian argues against the accepted wisdom about the causes and results of World War I. Niall Ferguson interviewed by Bill Goldstein.
Point of Entry Gets First GI in Man o' War.
Point of Entry bounds home to win the Man o' War Stakes.
And vinegar can relieve man-of-war stings.
Former Senator George McGovern was remembered on Friday as a man of principle and a passionate opponent of the Vietnam War who shaped the Democratic Party even in his lopsided 1972 presidential election loss to Richard Nixon.
The future of Savant 's "Rosie" could follow the last Rosie to make it big, "Rosie the Riveter," a generic handle for the women of World War II who manned the factories and became a household name.
BEIRUT — The Syrian government on Saturday welcomed the naming of a former Algerian diplomat as the U.N.'s new point-man in efforts to halt the country's escalating civil war.
A man who did prison time for stealing hundreds of items from the New York State Archives has landed a job at the state's military museum, home to thousands of artifacts dating back to the Revo lutionary War.
A man who did prison time for stealing hundreds of items from the New York State Archives has landed a job at the state's military museum, home to thousands of artifacts dating back to the Revolutionary War.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in Papua, New Guinea and Australia as a radio man.
(CNN) -- " Cartoons are about doom and disaster -- and you don't get more doom and disaster than in a German prisoner of war camp," says Mike Peyton, the man uniquely hailed as the world's greatest yachting cartoonist .
There are also reports of high water remaining at Todds Road and Man 'O War and at 2525 Delong Road.
Kuzio, 92, of New Cumberland , is the oldest surviving member of the Adam Poe Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3526 Last Man's Club.
From the cover of Man of War , by Charlie Schroeder.

In science:

In fact, it was during this period near and just after the end of the war that Boris became the sweet man we have all come to know.
Classical Chaos and its Quantum Manifestations