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council of war

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcouncil of warˌcouncil of ˈwar noun (plural councils of war) [countable]  a meeting to decide how to deal with a particular problem – used humorously
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council of warThat night Confederate commander Pemberton called a council of war.On the Union side, General Meade assembled his corps commanders for a council of war.Nell's lamp softly illuminated their faces as they held a council of war.A council of war was held and it was decided to resume operations at 5 am.Taking over the monastic premises, there and then a hurried council of war was called.All of these facts were brought out in the council of war..They bumped into him as they went back through the wire and held a whispered council of war.
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