I never shot a gun in my life.
He raised his gun and fired at the great beast.
She'd learned self-defense by the age of eleven and how to shoot a gun when she was twelve.
The warm farmhouse smelled of gun oil and breakfast.
People can't just shoot a gun anywhere they want to, can they?
If they put a gun to my grandson, I'd falter in a minute.
She waited, watching as he approached the bear, gun ready.
She didn't really care what the dark grey walls, floors, and ceilings were made of or why the floor felt like carpet and looked like gun metal.
I heard the gun shot.
The Greek prince withdrew the gun at the small of his back, whipping it towards her.
All his weapons were kept clean and loaded, from the crossbows to the guns in the gun locker.
The gun rang out with a deafening metallic roar, and a whistling grenade flew above the heads of our troops below the hill and fell far short of the enemy, a little smoke showing the spot where it burst.
It didn't take long for him to get home, and when he came in from the garage, he went directly to his gun cabinet and took out a rifle.
When his friends heard the gun they pulled the rope quickly and drew him out.
Davis kept his eyes and gun on Bordeaux.
Finally he came back to the house and put his gun up.
There was a sound, like a gun shot, but maybe a firecracker.
Either one of them might have stolen the bony digit from Cynthia's jewelry case and fired a gun at the Lucky Pup Mine.
His reminded her of a cobra about to strike, though he'd pulled the gun up to his shoulder.
Though the orders were to abandon the wounded, many of them dragged themselves after troops and begged for seats on the gun carriages.
When he opened the glove box, I was sure he'd come out with a gun, but he had a little tablet instead.
Putnam loaded his gun again.
I reached under the seat for the gun as I rolled down the window.
"We're not even sure it was a gun shot," Dean cautioned.
Lydia's gun rested on the coffee table.
As he approached, a ringing shot issued from it deafening him and his suite, and in the smoke that suddenly surrounded the gun they could see the gunners who had seized it straining to roll it quickly back to its former position.
A single report of a signaling gun followed, and the troops, who were already spread out on different sides of Moscow, moved into the city through Tver, Kaluga, and Dorogomilov gates.
He might think you're a sneak thief and shoot you with that big gun he carries.
I had my gun out when I confronted him.
Soon, with the gun in one hand, he crept back into the cave.
Amid the smoke, deafened by the incessant reports which always made him jump, Tushin not taking his pipe from his mouth ran from gun to gun, now aiming, now counting the charges, now giving orders about replacing dead or wounded horses and harnessing fresh ones, and shouting in his feeble voice, so high pitched and irresolute.
"Now then, Matvevna, dear old lady, don't let me down!" he was saying as he moved from the gun, when a strange, unfamiliar voice called above his head: "Captain Tushin!
When having limbered up the only two cannon that remained uninjured out of the four, they began moving down the hill (one shattered gun and one unicorn were left behind), Prince Andrew rode up to Tushin.
"How was it a gun was abandoned?" asked Bagration, frowning, not so much at the captain as at those who were laughing, among whom Zherkov laughed loudest.
Yes, and you remember how Papa in his blue overcoat fired a gun in the porch?
No smoking gun revelations resulted from her clandestine research.
I'd say you have few choices; get protection, get a gun or head for the hills.
The gun was in his hand.
My little passenger screamed from the back trunk at the sound of the gun shots but he was already dead.
He placed the tip of a gun to Bianca's head.
Dusty materialized beside him, his gun roaring in the narrow hallway as he mowed down Jilian's men.
"He has a gun," Cynthia said, as if hesitant to speak in front of the young girl.
But the gun is a little frightening, Dean said.
"Take a few deep breaths," he said as he took the gun from her hand and slipped it into her holster.
She could have carried a gun, but that would have to be put down so many times that it wouldn't be much help.
When she got home, she was kicking Toby out, buying a gun, and taking back her life.
She didn't understand the rules of this world well enough to know if she were jumping the gun, but what she heard made her very uncomfortable.
If I see a ghost and it gives me a hard time, I'll pull my gun and send it packing!
I observed that the vitals of the village were the grocery, the bar-room, the post-office, and the bank; and, as a necessary part of the machinery, they kept a bell, a big gun, and a fire-engine, at convenient places; and the houses were so arranged as to make the most of mankind, in lanes and fronting one another, so that every traveller had to run the gauntlet, and every man, woman, and child might get a lick at him.
I speak of fishing only now, for I had long felt differently about fowling, and sold my gun before I went to the woods.
In the right stage of the weather a pond fires its evening gun with great regularity.
It is a sort of wooden gun to the people themselves.
Mounting his horse again Prince Andrew lingered with the battery, looking at the puff from the gun that had sent the ball.
The short, round- shouldered Captain Tushin, stumbling over the tail of the gun carriage, moved forward and, not noticing the general, looked out shading his eyes with his small hand.
The horses were replaced by others from a reserve gun carriage, the wounded were carried away, and the four guns were turned against the ten-gun battery.
The French, who had ceased firing at this field strewn with dead and wounded where there was no one left to fire at, on seeing an adjutant riding over it trained a gun on him and fired several shots.
The nearest soldiers shrank back, the gun driver stopped his horse, but from behind still came the shouts: Onto the ice, why do you stop?
The soldiers near the gun waved their arms and beat the horses to make them turn and move on.
"To the fifth gun, wheel it up!" came shouts from one side.
The senior officer moved with big, rapid strides from one gun to another with a frowning face.
Behind them came more carts, soldiers, wagons, soldiers, gun carriages, carriages, soldiers, ammunition carts, more soldiers, and now and then women.
Her parents, next door at a neighborhood barbeque, were startled by a gun shot.
He reached his hand back toward his gun and I released my grip like a hot fry pan.
He indicated her with the gun before turning away without another look.
He tucked the gun away at the small of his back and looked at Bianca.
He strode from the bedroom, tucking his gun at the small of his back.
The door opened, and she heard the unmistakable sound of a gun being cocked as they entered.
The door was wrenched open, and a man pointed the gun at her.
"A gun?" she gasped.
Why would you carry a gun that's not loaded?
Darian was gone, Jonny distracted by his newfound gun, and she in need of a friend.
He held out his hand to Talon, who plunked a gun into it.
A man with caramel skin, a woman openly armed with a gun, and a man Jule's size with unnatural golden eyes.
Jenn snapped awake and sat, reaching for the gun under her pillow.
She holstered the gun and drew a knife.
He felt Dusty's thoughtful gaze on him and looked up from strapping a gun to his ankle.
I just signed their death warrants, and you think I'd stoop so low as to point the gun at someone because I'm jealous?
Jule freed a gun from the small of his back and pointed it at the vamp beside her.
We've got to start moving everything within twenty-four hours, Lon told them, slinging a machine gun over his shoulder.
Dean sniffed the gun and opened the chamber, careful to not make a noise.
Joseph has a gun and I don't like being used for target practice.
I don't know, but his gun has been fired since it was last cleaned.
He also withheld the identity of Josh, Dawkins Sr.'s mine manager, and the fact that someone fired a gun at the mine.
She took Joseph's gun along because she was afraid of bumping into a bear when she agreed to go up the mountain with Faust.
She reached for the gun and slid it into a drawer in the table.
"What about the gun?" he finally asked.
One carried a gun, one had a pitchfork, and the third had an ax.
Early in his presidency, in a 1953 address that would become known as his "Cross of Iron" speech, he declared, "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
"And then, old fellow, he gives him one in the teeth with the butt end of his gun..." a soldier whose greatcoat was well tucked up said gaily, with a wide swing of his arm.
He was placed on "Matvevna," the gun from which they had removed the dead officer.
"What, are you wounded, my lad?" said Tushin, approaching the gun on which Rostov sat.
"Then what is this blood on the gun carriage?" inquired Tushin.
Very often a wounded animal, hearing a rustle, rushes straight at the hunter's gun, runs forward and back again, and hastens its own end.
The rustle of the battle of Tarutino frightened the beast, and it rushed forward onto the hunter's gun, reached him, turned back, and finally--like any wild beast--ran back along the most disadvantageous and dangerous path, where the old scent was familiar.
The words were spoken softly, but the gun in Davis' hand was convincing.
You don't wear a gun.
Davis grunted and holstered his gun.
They gave you a gun?
Jonny, you shouldn't have a gun!
Toni, I don't think he should have a gun!
You shouldn't have given Jonny a gun.
Can he even carry a gun?
She drew the gun at the small of her back and aimed it at the head of one of the vamps.
She changed quickly out of her sleepwear and loaded her body down with weapons then drew a knife and her gun.
How do you know he has a gun?
Did you fire your gun?
He raised his gun.
Lydia Larkin stood, feet apart, in the classic shooting position, both hands clamped on her smoking gun.
Lydia mumbled, he raised his gun.
If I had a gun I'd kill the son of a bitch!
I'd go out and buy a gun and shoot you in every part of your body that you hold dear and then finish you off right between your eyes.
Did he have a gun?
I started learning to shoot a laser gun today, she said.
The access pad appeared as though it had been shot with a laser gun; it was blackened and melted.
Light flashed and Lana gave a strangled cry as the laser gun glanced off her wrist.
Lena frowned, wondering if the doc's adrenaline gun had overcharged her and made her hallucinate.
The doc reappeared, frowning, and armed with another medicine gun.
Doc, you got a real gun?
She had a laser gun, even if she couldn't hit a target two feet in front of her.
Her gaze went to the laser gun he'd tossed a short distance away.
Instead, she stretched for the laser gun, grasping it.
He pulled a laser gun from his boot and placed it at her temple.
The sound of a laser gun went off, and warm blood splattered her.
Her gaze moved to the laser gun and then to the familiar man holding it.
The laser gun was at his side.
"I expected a knife or a gun," he said, looking at it in disinterest.
Brady rested one hand on his laser gun until he was sure she wouldn't try anything.
Lana, that's my gun arm!
The man beside Lana rocked back suddenly, pounding his gun on the ground as it jammed.
He slapped his hand over her mouth and wrenched her up, the laser gun at her head.
Brady raised his gun instead, aiming it at the man holding her.
If she had a laser gun, she just might have pulled the trigger.
"If I had a gun, I might have almost thought of killing him," she admitted.
Brady rested his laser gun on his shoulder, taking in the undisturbed minefield and pieces of bodies remaining after several of the intruders tried to cross the bio-elim field before it was disabled.
The sight of her with a gun to her head the day before made his blood boil as much as the thought of her in his bed.
Brady looked her over and drew a laser gun.
Stepping onto the ledge outside, Lana heard the sounds of gun and laser fire too close for her comfort, along with the beat of helicopters in the dark skies.
Her heart began to beat even faster, and she pulled free the laser gun.
She armed the laser gun and tucked it into the space between her clothing and the small of her back.
The sound of a laser gun jarred her.
"You expect me to believe that after watching the missile attack?" she returned, reaching for the laser gun.
His laser gun lay where he fell.
She placed the laser gun against it.
She made a show of arming the laser gun.
Lana raised the laser gun, closed her eyes and fired.
"I haven't got any smoking gun down here," answered Hunter.
They summarily dismissed his request for a mustache and disguise and refused to give him a gun for protection.
I guess you carry that gun 'cause it's such a piss-poor neighborhood where our old buddy Vinnie lives.
"I don't have no gun, Mr. Policeman," and he added, "you don't have no 'probable cause' now, do you?"
But I was kinda jumping the gun.
A big blue gun was pointing directly at Dean's mid section, out of sight of the others by the man's position.
The man reached down with one hand and pulled his partner to a standing position and nudged Dean forward all in one motion, burying his gun in the detective's side.
Dean related the complete happenings to Fred but when he began to describe the scuffle, he remembered the gun.
"Ethel is a survivor, that's for sure," Dean commented, hoping Ethel wasn't cleaning her gun.
One of the guys at Willoughby's—the one with the gun!
The same day the station received word from the FBI the gun Dean recovered at Willoughby's had been stolen from a security guard in Connecticut the prior March.
And I spent a lot of time wondering why there weren't any fingerprints on a gun that had just been used by a guy not wearing gloves.
One hand was on the light switch while the other held a gun pointed directly at Dean.
Dean could no longer see the gun but he knew it remained in place, pointed at him.
Stop moving around—I've still got the gun and I'll use it.
This gun is pointed right at your heart.
"Before Jonathan-on-the-spot Winston showed up, with his gun blazing," Dean said, as much to change the subject as give the FBI credit.
What difference did it make if they jumped the gun a little?
Do you always carry a gun when you're riding?
He glanced down at the gun and then back to her.
I don't have a gun or anything.
Still, Josh must have said something or Alex wouldn't have been there with his gun.
Can you use a gun?
My father taught me, but I don't want to carry a gun everywhere I go.
If I had a gun with me, we could have some squirrel for supper.
Jenn tucked her knife and gun away and replaced the necklace around her neck with clumsy hands.
It was the perfect excuse to teach Carmen how to handle a gun.
It wasn't the first time Carmen had used a gun, but it was the first time Alex had seen her use one.
There had always been a loaded gun in their house when she was young.
Other than that, she had given his gun little use.
When was the last time you had to use a gun to defend yourself on our land?
I believe the last time I used a gun on this place was to defend you – from a bear.
If you'd been out there with a gun like I told you to do, you wouldn't have needed anyone to defend you.
As you pointed out, you carry a gun.
Having a gun wouldn't have made a difference, either.
Who needed a gun anyway?
Carmen leaned down and handed him the gun.
He took the gun from her hand and indicated the horse with a nod of the head.
He drew closer once more, pausing on the opposite side of the counter, watching her in a way that left her feeling as if she was standing naked in his living room, armed with a gun.
Erith has large engineering and gun factories, and in the neighbourhood are gunpowder, oil, glue and manure works.
A large working population is employed in the Royal Arsenal, which occupies a large area on the river-bank, and includes the Royal Gun Factory, Royal Carriage Department, Royal Laboratory and Building Works Department.
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A great gun was fired to different points of the compass and all the country within its range, including the town of Cuddalore, passed into the possession of the English.
was royally entertained on the 3rd of August 1617, and afterwards presented the seven incorporated trades with a silver gun to encourage the craftsmen in the practice of musketry.
John Mayne (1759-1836), a native of Dumfries, commemorated the gathering in an excellent humorous poem called "The Siller Gun."
In Europe the wild boar is still hunted with dogs, but the spear, except when used in emergencies and for giving the coup de grace, has been given up for the gun.
Barkly, Among Boers and Basutos (new ed., London, 1897), a record, chiefly, of the Gun War of 1880-1882; C. W.
Excepting for greyhounds, however, high prices are rarely offered for sporting dogs, 300 guineas for the pointer "Coronation" and 200 guineas for the retriever "High Legh Blarney" being the best reported prices for gun dogs during the last few years.
The foreign and colonial clubs which are affiliated to the Kennel Club are: the Guernsey Dog Club, the Italian Kennel Club, the Jersey Dog Club, La Societe Centrale (Paris), Moscow Gun Club of the Emperor Alexander II., New South Wales Kennel Club, Nimrod Club (Amsterdam), Northern Indian Kennel Association, Royal St Hubert's Society (Brussels) and the South African Kennel Club (Cape Town).
Most of the leading breeds have clubs or societies, which have been founded by admirers with a view to furthering the interests of their favourites; and such combinations as the Bulldog Club (incorporated), the London Bulldog Society, the British Bulldog Club, the Fox Terrier Club, the Association of Bloodhound Breeders - under whose management the first man-hunting trials were held, - the Bloodhound Hunt Club, the Collie Club, the Dachshund Club, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier Club, the English Setter Club, the Gamekeepers' Association of the United Kingdom, the International Gun Dog League, the Irish Terrier Club, the Irish Wolfhound Club, the St Bernard Club, the National Terrier Club, the Pomeranian Club, the Spaniel Club, the Scottish Terrier Club and the Toy Bulldog Club have done good work in keeping the claims of the breeds they represent before the dogowning public and encouraging the breeding of dogs to type.
Part of the French losses, which were disproportionately heavy, were caused by the gunboats which lay close inshore and cannonaded the left flank of the French columns, and by a heavy naval gun which was placed in battery near the position of the 28th.
Meanwhile the Russians had not lost a single gun and the moral of their men had been improved by the result of the many minor encounters with the enemy; further, the and then began a series of rearguard actions and nocturnal retreats which completely accomplished their purpose of wearing down the French army.
By this time every infantry soldier and gun within call had been thrown into the fight, and the Austrians might well have thrown odds of three to one upon the Prussian centre and have broken it asunder.
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Suburban Tokyo is divided into eight districts or Gun, which, with the city proper, collectively form the Tokyo-Fu (prefecture), under the general control of one governor called Fu-Chiji.
Questions affecting the interests of the whole Fu come before the Fu-kwai, or prefectural assembly, made up of representatives from both Ku and Gun, and a prefectural council, of which „the governor is president; while matters concerning the city alone are discussed by a Shi-kwai, or municipal assembly, and administered by a municipal council, of which the Shicho or mayor is president.
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They have a superstitious objection to firing a gun, thinking that it offends the deities of the woods and valleys, and brings down rain.
A small steamer, the " Good News," was placed on the lake by the London Missionary Society in 1884, but afterwards became the property of the African Lakes Corporation; a larger steamer, the " Hedwig von Wissmann," carrying a quick-firing Krupp gun, was launched in 1900 by a German expedition under Lieutenant Schloifer; and others are owned by the " Tanganyika Concessions " and Katanga companies.
Five hundred gun's and 45 tanks were detailed off to assist.
was allotted to each gun the resistance of the enemy was speedily stifled.
The ditch was choked, the gates were unprotected; the tumbled mass of irregular mud buildings which constituted the city clung tightly to the walls; there were no gun emplacements.
von Spee turned one point towards the enemy to clear the smoke, and opened fire at a gun range of 11,373 yards.
By this agreement the king and his people pledged themselves to pay hut and gun taxes to the administration of the protectorate.
Modern artillery dates from about 1855, when Armstrong's first gun made its appearance.
Great Britain thus originated a principle of gun construction which has since been universally followed, and obtained an armament superior to that possessed by any other country at that time.
The fur trade, the horse, the gun, disturbed the sedentary habit of American tribes.
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.
Until the 9th century the only means for sighting cannon was by the " line of metal " - a line scored_ along the top of the gun, which, owing to the greater thickness of metal at the breech than at the muzzle, was not parallel to the axis.
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.
Owing to the conical shape of the early muzzle-loading guns, if one trunnion were higher than the other, the " line of metal " would no longer be in the same vertical plane as the axis; in consequence of this, if a gun with, say, one wheel higher than the other were layed by this line, the axis would point off the target to the side of the lower wheel.
Further, the inclination of the line of metal to the axis gave the gun a fixed angle of elevation varying from 1 ° in light guns to 2-1° in the heavier natures.
4, the line of sight through D fouls the metal of the gun, the muzzle sight M is used.
4 that if the gun and target are on the same horizontal plane the axis can be equally well directed by inclining it to the horizontal through the requisite number of degrees.
This is called " quadrant elevation," and the proper inclination was given by means of the " gunner's quadrant," a quadrant and plumb bob, one leg being made long to rest in the bore, or by bringing lines scribed on the breech of the gun in line with a pointer on the carriage; these were called " quarter sights."
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.
The amount of drift for each nature of gun at different ranges was determined by actual firing.
Other improvements were: the gun was sighted on each side, tangent scales dropping into sockets in a sighting ring on the breech, thus enabling a long scale for all ranges to be used, and the foresights screwing into holes or dropping into sockets in the trunnions, thus obviating the fouling of the line of sight, and the damage to FIG.
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.
9) consists of a telescope mounted in a steel frame, provided with longitudinal trunnions fitting into V's in the gun.
These V's are so arranged that the axis of the sight frame is always parallel to that of the gun.
In speaking of quadrant elevation a brief reference was made to the necessity for making an allowance for difference of level of gun and target.
added to the angle of elevation if the target is above the gun, and subtracted if vice versa.
If now the telescope be directed on the target and this level be brought to the centre of its run, the angle of sight can be read - if afterwards any range ordered is put on the sight and the gun truly layed, this bubble will be found in the centre of its run - so that if thereafter the target becomes obscured the gun can be relayed by elevating till the bubble is in the centre of its run, or at a completely concealed target the angle of sight can, if the range and difference of level are known or can be measured from somewhere near the gun, be put on by means of the micrometer screw, and the gun subsequently layed by putting the range in yards or degrees on the sight drum and elevating or depressing till the bubble is central.
The disadvantages that still remain are that the sight has to be removed every time the gun is fired, and the amount of deflection is limited and has to be put on the reverse way to that on a tangent scale.
The pattern is that of a true sight, that is to say, the base plate is capable of movement about two axes, one parallel to and the other at right angles to the axis of the gun, and has cross spirit-levels and a graduated elevating drum and independent deflection scale, so that compensation for level of wheels can be given and quadrant elevation.
This enabled the gun to be layed from some little distance behind, so that the layer could be clear of recoil, and continuous laying was thus possible.
18), on the gun, graduated in degrees read by a " reader " on the carriage.
guns on field mountings; these sights admit of continuous laying, the eye need not be removed when the gun is fired.
This form of laying is of two kinds: (I) that in which the gun can be layed for direction over the sight on the target itself, or on some aiming point close by, but from Indirect indistinctness or other causes quadrant elevation is preferred; and (2) that used when the target is completely laying.
There must be two sets of elevating gears, one which brings the axis of the gun and the sights together on to the target, thus finding the angle of sight and also pointing the axis of the gun at the target, and a second by which, independent of the sight which remains fixed, the elevation due to the range can be given to the gun and read by means of a pointer and dial marked in yards for range.
The hand-wheel that screws the gun and cradle down at the same time screws the sight up, and vice versa.
When the target is completely concealed it is necessary to lay the gun on an aiming point more or less out of the line of fire, or to lay on a " director " with a large amount of deflection, and to align aiming posts with the sights at zero to give the direction of the target, and afterwards perhaps to transfer the line of sight to some other distant object, all of which require a far greater scope of deflection than is afforded by the deflection leaf.
In the South African war improvised detachable deflection scales of wood or iron placed over the fore-sight, called gun arcs, were used, but this device was clumsy, inaccurate and insufficient, as it only gave about 30° right or left deflection, and only a sight that admitted of all-round laying could really satisfy the requirements.
gun in which the rear sight, equipped with a mirror, was placed on the chase, and the fore-sight on the muzzle, &c. In the early days of B.L.
The reduction of friction by improved mechanical arrangements, and the introduction of electric firing, enabled the layer not only to train and elevate the gun himself, but also to fire it the moment it was truly " on " the target.
The improvements in gun mountings mentioned above led the way to the introduction of the automatic sight.
on account of the slow rate of fire imposed by black powder, the rapidity of laying conferred by its use was of no great advantage, and it was unsuited to the imperfect mechanical arrangements of the gun mountings of the time.
When cordite replaced black powder, and the gun sights and all in front of the gun were no longer obscured by hanging clouds of smoke, it became a desideratum, and, as the automatic sight, it was reintroduced by Sir G.
Clarke, when he, as superintendent of the Royal Carriage Factory, had brought gun mountings to such a pitch of perfection that it could be usefully employed.
An automatic sight is a sight connected in such a manner with the elevating gear of the gun, that when the sight is directed on the water-line of a target at any range the gun will ---- have the proper quadrant g B elevation for that range.
The gun FIG.
19) represent a gun at height BD above water-level DC, elevated to such an angle that a shot would strike the water at C. Draw EB parallel to DC. It is clear that under these conditions, if a tangent sight AF be raised to a height F representing the elevation due to the range BC, the object C will be on the line of sight.
BCDcanalwaysbe cal culated from the formula, angle of sight in minutes - (in feet) X 1146 R (in yards) (h = height of gun above sea-level; R =range).
245) a rack I, fixed to the carriage, caused a pinion H on the gun to revolve.
The tangent scale moved freely in a socket fixed to the gun; its lower end rested on one of the cams, cut to a correct curve.
It followed that when the gun was elevated or depressed, the rack caused the pinion to revolve, and the sight was thus raised or lowered to the proper height to fulfil the conditions given above; but, as Colonel Watkin said, owing to want of level of platform and other causes it was not satisfactory.
0 With the introduction of quick-firing guns it was felt that the layer should have the same control over his gun as a marksman had over his rifle, and this would be Proceedings R.A.
When the hand-wheel is thrown out of gear the sights can only be moved by means of the elevating gear of the gun.
The line of sight and the elevation of the gun henceforth are inseparable.
The movement of the sights can now only be effected by means of the elevating gear of the gun, acting by means of the movement of the vertical arm of the bent lever, and its movement is constrained to follow the cam, which is cut in such a way that for any given elevation of the gun the sight bar is depressed to the angle of sight for the range corresponding to the elevation; b is a lever for making allowance for state of tide, and c is the scale on which the rise and fall in feet above and below mean sea-level are marked.
gun there is a rocking-bar sight on one side and an automatic sight on the other.
Improved communications between range - finder and gun, range and FIG.
In turrets or barbettes two sets of sights are provided, one for each gun.
Toothed gearing connected with the gun mountings actuates a rack attached to the standards carrying the sights, so that any movement of the gun mounting is communicated to the sights.
The layer has under his control the hand-wheel for setting the range on the sights, another hand-wheel for elevating the gun and the sights on to the Detachable target, and a third for traversing the turret.
A first-class arsenal, which can renew the materiel and equipment of a large army, embraces a gun factory, carriage factory, laboratory and small-arms ammunition factory, small-arms factory, harness, saddlery and tent factories, and a powder factory; in addition it must possess great store-houses.
Under B - Gun factory, carriage factory, laboratory, small-arms factory, harness and tent factory, powder factory, &c. In a secondclass arsenal there would be workshops instead of these factories.
An obvi us method of determining the velocity of sound in air consists in starting some sound, say by firing a gun, and stationing an observer at some measured distance from the gun.
The circuit was continued to the gun which served as a source, and stretched across its muzzle.
When the gun was fired, the circuit was broken, and the break was recorded on the paper.
Under such circumstances, the report of a gun, however powerful,.
The calculation of the stress in the various parts of the gun due to the powder pressure is dealt with in the article Ordnance.
This steadiness may vary during the flight of the projectile, as the shot may be unsteady for some distance after leaving the muzzle, afterwards steadying down, like a spinning-top. Again, a may increase as the gun wears out, after firing a number of rounds.
gun at ranges 500, woo, 1500, 2000 yds., taking the muzzle velocity V =2150 f/s, and a coefficient of reduction n=0.96.
gun being employed on each side, firing a shot weighing 850 lb with velocity 2150 f/s.
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gun to a shot weighing 380 lb fired with velocity 2375 f/s at elevation 40°; the range was about 12 m., with a time for flight of about 64 sec., shown in fig.
To obtain an estimate of the accuracy of a gun, as much actual practice as is available must be utilized for the calculation in accordance with the laws of probability of the 50% zones shown in the range table (see Probability.) Ii.
Interior Ballistics The investigation of the relations connecting the pressure, volume and temperature of the powder-gas inside the bore of the gun, of the work realized by the expansion of the powder, of the V FIG.
dynamics of the movement of the shot up the bore, and of the stress set up in the material of the gun, constitutes the branch of interior ballistics.
After a certain discount for friction and the recoil of the gun, the net work realized by the powder-gas as the shot advances AM is represented by the area Acpm, and this is equated to the kinetic energy e of the shot, in foot-tons, (I) e d2 I + p, a in which the factor 4(k 2 /d 2)tan 2 S represents the fraction due to the rotation of the shot, of diameter d and axial radius of gyration k, and S represents the angle of the rifling; this factor may be ignored in the subsequent calculations as small, less than I %.
gun of the range table, taking L =216 in., we find B -C = 610o cub.
gun, capable of being lengthened to loo calibres or 50 ft.
On the assumption of uniform pressure up the bore, practically realizable in a Zalinski pneumatic dynamite gun, the pressure-curve would be the straight line HK of fig.
Velocity 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 23 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 from Chronoscope experiments in 6 inch gun of ioo calibres, with Cordite.
To measure the pressure experimentally in the bore of a gun, the crusher-gauge is used as shown in fig.
In Sir Andrew Noble's researches a number of plugs were inserted in the side of the experimental gun, reaching to the bore and carrying crusher-gauges, and also chronographic appliances which registered the passage of the shot in the same manner as the electric screens in Bashforth's experiments; thence the velocity and energy of the shot was inferred, to serve as an independent control of the crusher-gauge records (figs.
As a preliminary step to the determination of the pressure in the bore of a gun, it is desirable to measure the pressure obtained by exploding a charge of powder in a closed vessel, varying the weight of the charge and thereby the density of the powder-gas.
also experimented on the pressure of powder and the velocity of the bullet in a musket barrel; this he accomplished by shortening the barrel successively, and measuring the velocity obtained by the ballistic pendulum; thus reversing Noble's procedure of gradually lengthening the gun.
The experimental determination of the time of burning under the influence of the varying pressure and density, and the size of the grain, is thus of great practical importance, as thereby it is possible to estimate close limits to the maximum pressure that will be reached in the bore of a gun, and to design the chamber so that the G.D.
The shell-gland, sk, is later stage, in which a flattened out, and a delicate second invagination has beshell, s, appears on its sur gun - namely, that of the face.
de Maupertuis, is that a sportsman, when aiming at a bird on the wing, sights his gun some distance ahead of the bird, the distance being proportional to the velocity of the bird.
It has also proved to be the most trustworthy compass under the shock of heavy gun fire at present available.
Though considerable numbers are still bred in the British Islands, notwithstanding the diminished area suitable for them, most of those that fall to the gun are undoubtedly of foreign origin, arriving from Scandinavia towards the close of summer or later, and many will outstay the winter if the weather be not too severe, while the home-bred birds emigrate in autumn to return the following spring.
Those who only know the Snipe as it shows itself in the shooting-season, when without warning it rises from the boggy ground uttering a sharp note that sounds like scape, scape, and, after a few rapid twists, darts away, if it be not brought down by the gun, to disappear in the distance after a desultory flight, have no conception of the bird's behaviour at breeding-time.
Norman Finch, who though severely wounded continued to fight his gun singlehanded till the top was wrecked by another shell.
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A more complicated case is illustrated by Sphaerobolus, where the entire mass of spores, enclosed in its own peridium, is suddenly shot up into the air like a bomb from a mortar by the elastic retroversion of a peculiar layer which, up to the last moment, surrounded the bomb, and then suddenly splits above, turns inside out, and drives the former as a projectile from a gun.
The majority of animals taken for their fur are trapped or snared, the gun being avoided as much as possible in order that the coat may be quite undamaged.
They include worsted spinning mills; collieries, ironstone mines, quarries and brickworks; the manufacture of iron and steel, both in the rough and in the form of finished articles, as locomotives, bridge castings, ships' engines, gun castings and shells, &c. The parliamentary borough returns one member.
The field gun in use is the quickfiring gun 96/N.A.
Machine gun detachments, resembling 4-gun batteries and horsed as artillery, were formed to the number of sixteen in 1904-1906.
In Perry Street, mounted on a granite pedestal, is the "Swamp Angel," the great gun used by Federal troops in the marshes near Charleston, South Carolina, during their attack on that city in August 1863.
A large boat, gaily decked out, representing that in which the victim used to be conveyed, was anchored near, and a gun on board fired every quarter of an hour during the night.
He was the inventor of the smooth bore gun which bore his name, but was from its shape familiarly known as "the soda water bottle."
They were "the first practical application of results obtained by experimental determinations of pressure at different points along the bore, by Colonel Bomford's tests - that is by boring holes in the walls of the gun, through which the pressure acts upon other bodies, such as pistol balls, pistons, &c."
The Berbers' weapons are those of the Arab: the long straight sword, the slightly curved and highly ornamented dagger, and the long gun.
Snipe (Gallinago coelestis) abound at certain seasons, in such numbers that one gun has been known to make a bag of one hundred brace in a day.
At the same time large sums of money have been expended on strategic works along the north-west frontier, supply and transport has been reorganized, rifle, gun and ammunition factories have been established, and a Staff College at Quetta.
Few among his crew understood handling a gun properly, and owing to the poor care which his vessels had received they were actually inferior to the individual vessels of the American squadron.
Roads had been built and gun positions prepared, and reservoirs made for water; trenches had been dug and strong redoubts constructed at various important points, though the defensive system was not completely finished when the enemy attacked at Caporetto.
For example, if the weight of a gun be 160 times that of its ball H-?
of the energy exerted by the powder in exploding will be employed in propelling the ball, and ih in producing the recoil of the gun, provided the gun up to the instant of the balls quitting the muzzle meets with no resistance to its recoil except the friction of the ball.
Among the manufactures of Alliance are structural iron, steel castings, pressed sheet steel, gun carriages, boilers, travelling cranes, pipe organs, street-car indicators, sashes and doors, and account registers and other material for file and cabinet-bookkeeping.
quick-firing gun was posted in a shelter on the crest of the hill.
Among the curiosities of the capital is the celebrated monster gun (Malik-i-Maidan), stated to be the largest piece of cast bronze ordnance in the world.
An inscription on the gun recording that fact was erased by Aurangzeb, who substituted the present inscription stating that he conquered Bijapur in 1686.
The loyalty of the independent Sikh chiefs, headed by Patiala, and the stern measures which had been taken with the sepoy regiments enabled Lawrence to reinforce this little army with every available man and gun from the Punjab, in addition to Sikh and Pathan levies.
The manufacture of a big gun, which was able to compete with the Boer " Long Tom," at the De Beers workshops, under Rhodes's orders, and by the ingenuity of an American, Mr. Labram, who was killed a few days after its completion, forms one of the most striking incidents of the period.
Among the manufactures of Bloomsburg are railway cars, carriages, silk and woollen goods, furniture, carpets, wire-drawing machines and gun carriages.
They go habitually armed with scimitar and half-moon axe, besides gun or rifle.
It is in a letter from Gibraltar to the same hand that we read of his two canes - "a morning and an evening cane" - changed as the gun fires.
Parents are free to disinherit their children; and, if a son separates from the family without his father's permission, he receives no share of the property except a gun and his wife's dowry.3 The Lapps are of necessity conservative in most of their habits, many of which can hardly have altered since the first taming of the reindeer.
Formerly flint and steel were everywhere employed for striking a light; and gun flints were required for fire-arms. A special industry in the shaping of gun flints long existed at Brandon in Suffolk.
Since then the trade has become almost extinct as gun flints are in demand only in semi-savage countries where modern fire-arms are not obtainable.
The provision of defensive armour for ships of war had long occupied his attention, and he had constructed plans and a model of a vessel lying low in the water, carrying one heavy gun in a circular turret mounted on a turntable.
From 1677 onwards he did but finish perfecting Louis XIV.s army in accordance with the suggestions left by his father, and made no fundamental changes: neither the definite abandonment of the feudal arrire-ban and of recruitingsources of disorder and insubordinationnor the creation of the militia, which allowed the nation to penetrate into all the ranks of the army, nor the adoption of the gun with the bayonet,which was to become the ultima ratio of peoples as the cannon was that of sovereigns,nor yet the uniform, intended to strengthen esfrrit de corps, were due to him.
On the second occasion the Algerines blew the French consul from a gun during the action.
Would you rather I took a gun?
If someone put a gun to my head for information I'd like to believe I would remain silent, perhaps unto death.
Someone had the utter nerve to maim me who didn't even have a gun!
I was sixteen and pregnant and my mother tossed me out of the house and then I was a street smart seventeen year old mother without a pot to piss in and no options to get one then if I screw this guy I can maybe get a million dollars and feed my baby and not listen to gun shots outside my door and I been standing here at the window a long, long time, begging for a ticket to fly out of here and no one has handed me anything but shit and now this guy is holding this first class pass and all I have to do is reach out and grab it but I know I might hate myself for tacking it because this ticket clerk is kind of a jerk sometimes but an okay guy most of the time and he's nice to me and he listens to me, and he loves me and I know if I take it and fly it will kill him.
Perhaps I should purchase a gun and learn how to use it.
"Old enough to buy a prostitute in Vegas, old enough to own a gun," one of the Guardians she recognized as Toni replied as he grabbed a handful of cookies from the counter.
Major Brady was staring hard at the doctor, as if ready to pounce if he raised the adrenaline charge gun again.
He calmly interjected himself with more drugs to supplement his waning strength then stripped out of the heavier weapons, opting for a knife and small laser gun.
Dean figured it was the best chance he was going to get, with one of the bastard's hands on his pocketed wallet and the other on his gun.
A search of the area where the first suit had fallen revealed the gun, a .38 caliber, which Dean picked up carefully so as not to disturb the prints.
Between the car and the gun, he remained optimistic the two men would be identified.
One of the guys at Willoughby'sâ€”the one with the gun!
The absence of his gun was even more significant than his last vigil.
Stop moving aroundâ€”I've still got the gun and I'll use it.
I believe the last time I used a gun on this place was to defend you â€“ from a bear.
The Top Gun afterburner Force Feedback joystick is the first joystick combining a full size detachable throttle with Idle and Afterburner settings.
Outside of your usual run ' n ' gun action we have stealth, puzzle solving, driving and even airborne sections.
The drying process can be speeded up by use of a blowtorch, hot air gun or hair dryer.
air gun attacks on streetcars.
airless spray gun.
air-to-air missiles declared the demise of gun armed fighter aircraft in the late 1950s.
The last police gun amnesty resulted in the public handing in some 25,000 guns.
ancillary equipment was provided with each gun.
The secondary armament must now be built - in all, sixteen 4 " gun turrets.
By now the eight machine gun armament had been superseded by combinations of machine gun and cannon or cannon alone.
These forts used anti-tank artillery and rifles to halt the tanks and machine gun fire to annihilate the accompanying infantry.
A Taiwan police officer tried to rob a bank with a toy gun.
barnacle encrusted Alum Bay wooden gun carriage wheel brought up by divers in 2002.
Power doesn't come from the end of a gun barrel; it comes from the look in a crowd's eye.
barrel of the gun lies a few feet away in the sand.
vaulted basement with gun loops either side of gateway remains.
baton gun trial have been analyzed then an informed decision about it capabilities can be made.
Vince knows something's up - and one kidnapping, some grand theft auto and a blazing gun battle later - it's sorted.
October The first fighter aircraft, a Voisin biplane fitted with a machine gun, is exhibited at the Paris Aero Show.
Heat Gun Hand held, controllable, hot air blower used for plastic welding.
I don't carry a gun, I don't have bodyguards around me.
A smaller size (say a 20 bore) can be inadvertently loaded into a 12 bore gun and lodge in the barrel.
Please note that the gun produces grade one Braille only.
He was then given command of an 18 gun brig, Colibri.
broom stick or a gun to your eye.
On one occasion a machine gun was also being used firing tracer bullets.
But he's called away after his stepson, Evan, confronts a school bully with a tranquiliser gun stolen from Danny's cupboard.
caliber machine gun on it.
The gun was also different; the biggest of the rotary cannon.
The raiders overran the Royalist gun emplacements and succeeded in hauling off several great siege cannon.
carnage caused by the bullets, most of the gun crew had been killed or injured.
Strewn around are numerous exposed shells and bren gun carriers among other debris.
Six gun boats of 1 long 24-pounder, 1 18-pounder carronade each.
The long vaulted casemates that today face the parade were known as Eighteen Gun Battery.
Between the magazines were two pairs of gun casemates (to shelter the guns in) flanked by two pairs of artillery general stores.
Cambridge Building Society, in Bridge Street, was robbed at 1.30pm on Monday by a man who told cashiers he had a gun.
caulking gun with extended delivery tube.
caulking tool seen is held in an air operated riveting gun.
A bad situation while he was and gun sights 9 gram clay poker chips badash of physics PokerProducts.com at.
The killing has also created a rare climate in which critics of Switzerland's liberal gun rules are being heard.
On a gun clinometer, the angle is recorded when the lever is released.
cockpit of a jet flying at 500 mph with a laser gun in your hand.
Drugged, he awakes to find himself buried alive glass coffin with only a gun for company.
cons of various gun options: pistols, shotguns, and rifles.
A wire connected the trigger with the firing lever of the gun.
I say this, because David later went on to become a corporal in the Machine Gun Corps.
The gun carriage was also used for Princess Diana's funeral cortege in 1997.
These include groups dealing with transport crime, anti-social behavior and gun crime.
This firmly positions gun criminality as a specific area of investigation and strategic development.
dart gun is a staple of British humor.
William Potter: The first issue has got a Spectrum Shooter - which is a foam dart gun - which is surprisingly good actually!
See how Jesse and Tulip first met as well as how she became so deadly proficient with a gun.
Never use a gun with badly dented or pitted barrels.
I employ fabby local designers to get the glue gun fired up!
He was in charge of the machine gun detachment of the battalion.
disappeared along with his gun bubble when they had hit the forest canopy.
dismounting the gun in the lowest position.
doddering old man) is to blame for gun violence.
dynamite sticks or gun cotton slabs.
The image was acquired using electron holography in a field emission gun transmission electron microscope.
The North Pier can just be made out through the gun embrasures.
The walls were thickened to 3.5 foot and standard Bren gun embrasures were built into the 5 front and side walls.
This photograph shows an emplacement for an antiaircraft gun.
These were used, along with 100 octane gasoline cans filled with sand, to build gun emplacements.
A concrete gun emplacement, built during World War 11 just near this tomb, is still visible.
Small naval craft had got as close in as they could and attacked the german gun emplacements.
Next, were the light and heavy cruisers, which had the responsibility of silencing the larger gun emplacements, situated further inland.
The camp had been built in the 1930s and extended in the 40s to incorporate an antiaircraft gun emplacement.
Along the way you come across enemy gun emplacements that you can take over, and use to pepper the battlefield.
Here you can see the barnacle encrusted Alum Bay wooden gun carriage wheel brought up by divers in 2002.
escalateis a growing movement in Toronto at the moment to attempt to curb the escalating gun violence in the city.
In total, six men faced charges of conspiracy to blackmail, false imprisonment and gun possession.
field gunas acquired using field emission gun scanning electron microscopy.
Later he rushed a field gun single handed and knocked out three of the detachment.
Covered in life with a small field gun at the base of the wall.
field gunge was acquired using electron holography in a field emission gun transmission electron microscope.
fighter jet technology for your bike - straight out of Top Gun!
The tube is then inserted into the gun and the trigger squeezed to apply the filler.
The Captain of the gun is shown with outstretched lanyard in hand waiting for the order to " commence firing " .
fist fight, gun shot, or rogue bacteria, these men were forced to live life sitting down.
flinge in the Falklands she fired a gun and the recoil nearly flung her from her seat.
Standing: fore-and-aft forage cap, mono, sub-machine gun.
fore and aftFore-and-aft forage cap, mono, sub-machine gun.
In the 1790s the Americans built some very large 44 gun frigates with an extra gun deck on top of the normal one.
The Jaguar is equipped with two 30mm Aden cannons installed in gun bays in the lower center fuselage.
gangsta rap lyrics with gun crime.
If one favored a deeper shelter, why not a better gas mask, a more rapid firing machine gun, a faster tank?
Ensure diy glue sticks are used with diy hot melt glue sticks are used with diy hot melt glue gun.
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The basic system is a grease activated unit using a standard grease gun.
Bug Gun for Gardens, 800ml Spray Multi-purpose insecticide which controls greenfly, blackfly, caterpillars, whitefly, aphids and thrips.
It just feels like jumping the gun a bit to say no at this point.
In the hands of these ' leaders ', the ' vanguard party ' is akin to a loaded gun.
Inheritance shoots out What we have here is a Thompson submachine gun.
A naval gun for boat, ship or field.
We went to view the phalanx in action as well as seeing the 20mm gun in action.
These gun emplacements were inside on two levels (lower & upper gun emplacements were inside on two levels (lower & upper gun floors ).
This was a very exposed location, apart from the 8 gun turrets, the remaining gun turrets, the remaining guns had very little protective armor.
gun crime events.
A policeman with a sub-machine gun is confronted by a hostile crowd.
On the ranges I managed to obtain good scoring, more so on the rifle, yet my favorite was still the bren gun.
When forced to retire to the enemy's first line, he captured a machine gun and shot the gunner with his revolver.
With any luck it would ignite the gunpowder causing an explosion - which would cause the cannon ball to leave the gun.
high class gunpowder was needed for the military and for gun sports.
Have your gun serviced regularly by a competent gunsmith.
haggleve then seen them ruin the force of this argument by accepting the need for gun control, only haggling over the details.
hair dryer or paint stripping heat gun is a handy tool.
The gun was a reactivated blank firing 9mm handgun that was loaded.
harpoon gun trying to shoot big bouncy balls.
A direct hit on the breast plate will give your opponent a shock through the handle of the gun.
When it struck the gun holster of Prince George of Hesse William cried, " The poor prince is killed.
So how will Plymouth gun down the high-flying hornets?
howitzer style gun from the GZG range.
A blazing third person gun slinging action game, Red Dead Revolver is fueled by a revenge driven storyline punctuated with dark humor.
ignite the gunpowder causing an explosion - which would cause the cannon ball to leave the gun.
Now about a gun, rocket launcher, or Sherman Tank (which are a bugger to keep inconspicuous) I have a contact.
In the course of the day ' A ' Company captured an enemy infantry gun.
Once here, they were quickly recognized for their intelligence and retrieving instincts and were put to work as gun dogs and retrievers.
insurgents armed with rocket-propelled grenades and a heavy machine gun.
irradiated with nitrogen ions using a spattering gun.
jumping the gun a bit to say no at this point.
I have just got a Sheen X300 flame gun and am using kerosene with it.
They contained seven ton Tetrarch tanks, gun limbers and jeeps.
Rail Gun: This highly accurate weapon uses a linear accelerator to throw a depleted uranium slug at an incredible rate of speed.
lumens of output the Z-3 makes a great flashlight whether gun mounted or carried by hand.
There they meet an escaped lunatic with a script in one hand and a gun in the other.
lurched out of the hollow just in front of the gun.
lust for profit against a background of lawlessness in a gun culture.
Rounds of delicious ice cold cerveza Polar in a bar where almost every man either carried a machete or a gun or both.
Walk into them and it will transport you to a level where you are a flea with a heavy machine gun.
Seizing the wealth The first machine gun: a revolutionary breakthrough in its time Human beings are not inherently warlike.
machine gun fire from all sides.
machine gun emplacement known to the British troops as " The Beehive " .
machine gun nests and mounted guns on vehicles.
machine gun detachments by a subaltern officer or an Hauptmann.
machine gun post at one of the corners swiveled round, taking aim at the crowd which pulled to a halt.
machine gun attack from the waiting aircraft and escorts.
My ratling gun was very lucky, wiping out a whole unit of dryads with one burst of ' counts as magical ' fire.
As the officers finally came close she is said to have " whipped out a hand gun and started shooting likes a trained marksman.
mastic gun at a 45 degree angle to the surface with the nozzle in contact with the edges of the masking tape.
Image was acquired using field emission gun scanning electron microscopy.
I think he believed Sheila was Bailes's gun moll and had lied and cheated on his behalf.
We get very heavy gun and trench mortar fire, almost enough to drive us mad.
In October - November she was placed into wet dock for the removal of her gun mountings.
muttering darkly about sabotage, they rejoined the rest of the fleet in time for the ten-minute gun for the second race.
muzzle of the gun touching the target.
In " Naked Gun ", Leslie and George are seated in a car, munching pistachio nuts.
octane gasoline cans filled with sand, to build gun emplacements.
Newman portrays notorious outlaw Billy the Kid in director Arthur Penn's first feature, " The Left-Handed Gun " (1958 ).
When you shoot a paintball from a gun, however, it bursts on impact and leaves large splatter of paint.
paintball gun, doesn't wear away like oil.
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