ordnance, ordinance (n.) Old form(s): Ordenance , ordynaunce
cannon, artillery
1H6 I.iv.15[Master Gunner to Boy, of the overlooking English position] To intercept this inconvenience, / A piece of ordnance 'gainst it I have placed
1H6 II.iii.60.2[stage direction] A peal of ordnance
2H6 IV.i.1.1[stage direction] Ordnance goes off
E3 V.i.135[Salisbury to King Edward, of the army surrounding Prince Edward] every barricado's open front / Was thick embossed with brazen ordinance
H5 II.iv.126[Exeter to Dauphin, of King Henry] caves and womby vaultages of France / Shall ... return your mock / In second accent of his ordinance
H5 III.chorus.26[Chorus alone, of the English army] Behold the ordnance on their carriages
Ham I.iv.7.1[stage direction] two pieces of ordnance go off
Ham V.ii.264[Claudius to all] Let all the battlements their ordnance fire
Ham V.ii.397.2[stage direction] a peal of ordnance is shot off
KJ II.i.218[King John to Hubert, of a French attack of the city walls] By the compulsion of their ordinance
TS I.ii.201[Petruchio to Gremio] Have I not heard great ordnance in the field
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