n. (plural of armament English)
Usage examples of "armaments".
The crux of the problem with the foreigners is simply this: how do we obtain their knowledge, armaments, fleets, wealth and trade on our terms, yet expel them all, cancel the unequal treaties, and never allow one to set foot ashore without severe restrictions?
With our contacts we can buy any amount of British, French or Prussian armaments--we've just signed an exclusive deal to represent Krupp's in the Far East--at better prices than Struan's can give you, have them delivered in Hawaii for transshipment to.
McFay was counting the huge potential profit, but more so he was remembering his conversation with Greyforth, and the well-known hostility of the Admiral and General, supported by Sir William, to any sale of any armaments.
And that he himself did not approve of the sale of armaments, not until it was safe.
We were married when I got out of the army and joined Cooper-Tillman in Richmond--they wanted to expand into armaments and ammunition for export to Asia which I'd learned a lot about, that and shooting Indians and horse trading.
We can make money here certainly--selective armaments and ships and British skills will make a bundle.
We'll sell them what they want: armaments, some ships, even a gun factory or two, in ever-increasing amounts--for gold and silver.
Two weeks ago Vargas had excitedly whispered that he had been approached by one of their silk suppliers, acting as an intermediary for a Lord Ota, who wanted to meet the tai-pan secretly Histo discuss granting Struan's an exclusive gold-mining concession in his domain that included most of the Kwanto, the area covering most of the plains and mountains around Yedo--the concession in return for trade: armaments.
I know of no such deal and in any event sale of armaments are not forbidden by Parliament.
May I use the coal possibility as a further pledge for any armaments ordered?
Parliament needs armament factories because armaments are great business and all governments like war--because wars are great business, and, most of all, because war covers up their own sodding incompetence.
In his own letter Tess had cautioned him to be wary about making commitments on armaments, and if proposed, to keep them very confidential.
This was a minor risk because of high-level agreement to the French connection which was, for the first time, proven by Gornt's papers to be a Brock company shell, and governmental noninterference more certain because a goodly proportion of the sugar, also desperately needed, was to be bartered for diverted Union armaments which Brocks would promptly import to Asia.
Meanwhile evidence of the scheme from Gornt's papers, and notice that the Victoria would not be supporting the deal any longer, had to be rushed by clipper to Washington to the right hands which would make interception probable--without the Bank's backing there was no sugar to barter for cotton or for armaments.
You've got to handle armaments-this time for real, I'm very much afraid.