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War Office

noun (Brit, formerly)
1.
  1. the department of state responsible for the British Army, now part of the Ministry of Defence
  2. the premises of this department in Whitehall, London
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  • The newspapers, the war office, even the return of his effects.

    The Avenger E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • You know what the war office is; I may be fed with printed forms for months.

    The Education of Eric Lane Stephen McKenna
  • A drawling voice from the war office broke in upon his musings.

    The Education of Eric Lane Stephen McKenna
  • The gentleman might be worth having at the war office, if it was only as a jettatura.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • Cabled the war office insisting that the lack of ammunition is "disturbing."

  • And now for my great news, which I have straight from the war office itself.

    Danger! and Other Stories Arthur Conan Doyle
  • One of the officials at the war office was, I found, at the other end.

    The Minister of Evil William Le Queux
  • He could have been of more use helping me with this war office contract.

    All Roads Lead to Calvary Jerome K. Jerome
  • The war office has commandeered so many of their men that they had to take me to 'carry on.'

    A Labrador Doctor

    Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
  • I had to go constantly to the war office, and I was talked to very severely.

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