Was she setting her sights too high?
I wouldn't be surprised if you were in his sights.'
"She'd have seen a few of the same sights you're looking at today," Dean said.
He drank in the sights and sounds of the bucolic world around him and for the first time in days felt relaxed.
Jenn didn't let herself remember the sights and sounds of that day.
Was called at Durham cathedral, was one of the chief sights of that church before the Reformation.
Sights for Coast Defence Artillery (Fixed Armaments).
When two legs of my level were on the shore and the third on the ice, and the sights were directed over the latter, a rise or fall of the ice of an almost infinitesimal amount made a difference of several feet on a tree across the pond.
These sights and sounds had no depressing or intimidating effect on him; on the contrary, they stimulated his energy and determination.
His first unconscious feeling of joyful animation produced by the sights and sounds of the battlefield was now replaced by another, especially since he had seen that soldier lying alone in the hayfield.
Between bites, Martha regaled the few late rising guests that lingered around the dining room with stories of her adventure and the bus window sights she'd visited.
Detective Hunter pointed out the sights as they left the airport and drove toward the center city police headquarters.
There were no sounds, no sights underground, no sensations aside from the scent of his own fear and the feeling of earth closing in around him.
The angle between two objects, such as stars or the opposite limbs of the sun, was measured by directing an arm furnished with fine " sights " (in the sense of the " sights " of a rifle) first upon one of the objects and then upon the other (q.v.), or by employing an instrument having two arms, each furnished with a pair of sights, and directing one pair of sights upon one object and the second pair upon the other.
It is true that he looked upon general society as a waste of time and that he disliked poetry as "misrepresentation"; but he intensely enjoyed conversation, gave good dinners and delighted in music, in country sights and in making others happy.
A protracted controversy with Johann Hevelius, in which Hooke urged the advantages of telescopic over plain sights, brought him little but discredit.
The great stock-yards of South St Joseph are sights of great interest.
The extremely high pressure under which oil is met with in wells drilled in some parts of the Russian oil fields is a matter of common knowledge, and a fountain or spouting well resulting therefrom is one of the " sights" of the country.
Aleppo shared, and to some extent headed, the Syrian discontent with Egyptian rule, and was strongly held by troops whose huge barracks are still one of the sights of the city.
Of his astronomical studies he left a proof in the "heliotropion," a cave at Syros which served to determine the annual turning-point of the sun, like the grotto of Posillipo (Posilipo, Posilippo) at Naples, and was one of the sights of the island.
The sentiment of Italian scenery and the love which the Italian peasant has for the familiar sights and sounds of his home found a voice which never can pass away.
SIGHTS, the name for mechanical appliances for directing the axis of the bore of a gun or other firearm on a point whose position relative to the target fired at is such that the projectile will strike the target.
The line of metal does not come under the definition of sights given above.
In the year 1891 a proposal to use sights was sent to Lord Nelson for opinion, and elicited the following reply: " As to the plan for pointing a gun, truer than we do at present, if the person comes, I shall, of course, look at it, or be happy, if necessary, to use it; but I hope we shall be able, as usual, to get so close to our enemies that our shot cannot miss the object " (letter to Sir E.
The necessity for sights follows directly on investigation of the forces acting on a projectile during flight.
Guns without dispart sights cannot be layed at elevations below the clearance angle.
In practice, tangent sights were graduated graphically from large scale drawings.
Such were the sights in use with smooth-bore guns in the first half of the last century.
Tangent sights were not much trusted at first.
Captain Haultain, R.A., says in his description of testing sights (Occa- sio nal Papers, R.A.
The introduction of rifling necessitated an improvement in sights and an important modification in them.
It was found that projectiles fired from a rifled gun deviated laterally from the line of Sights for fire owing to the axial spin of the projectile, and that if the r i fled spin were right-handed, as in the British service, the deviation was to the right.
Fore-sights varied in pattern.
Instruction in the use of sights was based on the principle of securing uniformity in laying; for this reason fine sighting was discountenanced and laying by full sight enjoined.
Since the early days of rifled guns tangent sights have been improved in details, but the principles remain the same.
Except for some minor differences the tangent sights were the same for all natures of guns, and for all services, but the development of the modern sight has followed different lines according to the nature and use of the gun, and must be treated under separate heads.
Major Scott attributed this to tilt in the sights due to want of level of mounting (R.A.I.
Tilt of sights in field guns owing to the sinking of one wheel had long been recognized as a source of error, and allowed for by a rule-of-thumb correction, depending on the fact that the track of the wheels of British field artillery gun-carriages is 60", so that, for every inch one wheel is lower than the other, the whole system is turned through one degree - a_ hXl ?
Special sights were designed for this purpose by Colonel Sir E.
French, called cross-bar sights, and were in the year 1908 still in use with British 6-in.
Fore-sights are made right and left; tangent sights are interchangeable, the graduations are cut on the horizontal edges above and below, so that the sight can be changed from right to left or vice versa by removing and reversing the bar.
Goniometric sights have recently been introduced into British siege artillery.