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main-force

[meyn-fawrs, -fohrs]
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  1. pertaining to regular military units with standard uniforms and equipment.
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  • She had spoken low and quietly, but it was a main-force composure, liable to snap like glass.

    Helmet of Navarre

    Bertha Runkle