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  • I never shot a gun in my life.

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  • He raised his gun and fired at the great beast.

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  • She'd learned self-defense by the age of eleven and how to shoot a gun when she was twelve.

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  • The warm farmhouse smelled of gun oil and breakfast.

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  • People can't just shoot a gun anywhere they want to, can they?

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  • If they put a gun to my grandson, I'd falter in a minute.

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  • She waited, watching as he approached the bear, gun ready.

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  • 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.

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  • I heard the gun shot.

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  • The Greek prince withdrew the gun at the small of his back, whipping it towards her.

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  • All his weapons were kept clean and loaded, from the crossbows to the guns in the gun locker.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • When his friends heard the gun they pulled the rope quickly and drew him out.

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  • Davis kept his eyes and gun on Bordeaux.

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  • Finally he came back to the house and put his gun up.

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  • There was a sound, like a gun shot, but maybe a firecracker.

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  • Either one of them might have stolen the bony digit from Cynthia's jewelry case and fired a gun at the Lucky Pup Mine.

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  • There was a sound, like a gun shot, but maybe a firecracker.

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  • His reminded her of a cobra about to strike, though he'd pulled the gun up to his shoulder.

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  • Though the orders were to abandon the wounded, many of them dragged themselves after troops and begged for seats on the gun carriages.

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  • When he opened the glove box, I was sure he'd come out with a gun, but he had a little tablet instead.

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  • I reached under the seat for the gun as I rolled down the window.

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  • Putnam loaded his gun again.

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  • "We're not even sure it was a gun shot," Dean cautioned.

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  • Lydia's gun rested on the coffee table.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • He might think you're a sneak thief and shoot you with that big gun he carries.

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  • I had my gun out when I confronted him.

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  • Soon, with the gun in one hand, he crept back into the cave.

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  • 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.

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  • "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!

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  • 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.

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  • "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.

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  • Yes, and you remember how Papa in his blue overcoat fired a gun in the porch?

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  • No smoking gun revelations resulted from her clandestine research.

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  • I'd say you have few choices; get protection, get a gun or head for the hills.

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  • The gun was in his hand.

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  • My little passenger screamed from the back trunk at the sound of the gun shots but he was already dead.

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  • He placed the tip of a gun to Bianca's head.

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  • Dusty materialized beside him, his gun roaring in the narrow hallway as he mowed down Jilian's men.

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  • "He has a gun," Cynthia said, as if hesitant to speak in front of the young girl.

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  • But the gun is a little frightening, Dean said.

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  • "Take a few deep breaths," he said as he took the gun from her hand and slipped it into her holster.

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  • She could have carried a gun, but that would have to be put down so many times that it wouldn't be much help.

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  • When she got home, she was kicking Toby out, buying a gun, and taking back her life.

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  • 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.

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  • If I see a ghost and it gives me a hard time, I'll pull my gun and send it packing!

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  • 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.

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  • I speak of fishing only now, for I had long felt differently about fowling, and sold my gun before I went to the woods.

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  • In the right stage of the weather a pond fires its evening gun with great regularity.

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  • It is a sort of wooden gun to the people themselves.

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  • Mounting his horse again Prince Andrew lingered with the battery, looking at the puff from the gun that had sent the ball.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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?

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  • The soldiers near the gun waved their arms and beat the horses to make them turn and move on.

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  • "To the fifth gun, wheel it up!" came shouts from one side.

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  • The senior officer moved with big, rapid strides from one gun to another with a frowning face.

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  • Behind them came more carts, soldiers, wagons, soldiers, gun carriages, carriages, soldiers, ammunition carts, more soldiers, and now and then women.

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  • Her parents, next door at a neighborhood barbeque, were startled by a gun shot.

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  • He reached his hand back toward his gun and I released my grip like a hot fry pan.

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  • He indicated her with the gun before turning away without another look.

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  • He tucked the gun away at the small of his back and looked at Bianca.

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  • He strode from the bedroom, tucking his gun at the small of his back.

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  • The door opened, and she heard the unmistakable sound of a gun being cocked as they entered.

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  • The door was wrenched open, and a man pointed the gun at her.

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  • "A gun?" she gasped.

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  • Why would you carry a gun that's not loaded?

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  • Darian was gone, Jonny distracted by his newfound gun, and she in need of a friend.

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  • He held out his hand to Talon, who plunked a gun into it.

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  • A man with caramel skin, a woman openly armed with a gun, and a man Jule's size with unnatural golden eyes.

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  • Jenn snapped awake and sat, reaching for the gun under her pillow.

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  • She holstered the gun and drew a knife.

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  • He felt Dusty's thoughtful gaze on him and looked up from strapping a gun to his ankle.

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  • 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?

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  • Jule freed a gun from the small of his back and pointed it at the vamp beside her.

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  • We've got to start moving everything within twenty-four hours, Lon told them, slinging a machine gun over his shoulder.

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  • Dean sniffed the gun and opened the chamber, careful to not make a noise.

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  • Joseph has a gun and I don't like being used for target practice.

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  • I don't know, but his gun has been fired since it was last cleaned.

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  • He also withheld the identity of Josh, Dawkins Sr.'s mine manager, and the fact that someone fired a gun at the mine.

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  • 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.

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  • She reached for the gun and slid it into a drawer in the table.

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  • "What about the gun?" he finally asked.

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  • He also withheld the identity of Josh, Dawkins Sr.'s mine manager, and the fact that someone fired a gun at the mine.

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  • 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.

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  • One carried a gun, one had a pitchfork, and the third had an ax.

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  • 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.

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  • "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.

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  • He was placed on "Matvevna," the gun from which they had removed the dead officer.

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  • "What, are you wounded, my lad?" said Tushin, approaching the gun on which Rostov sat.

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  • "Then what is this blood on the gun carriage?" inquired Tushin.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • The words were spoken softly, but the gun in Davis' hand was convincing.

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  • You don't wear a gun.

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  • Davis grunted and holstered his gun.

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  • They gave you a gun?

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  • Jonny, you shouldn't have a gun!

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  • Toni, I don't think he should have a gun!

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  • You shouldn't have given Jonny a gun.

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  • Can he even carry a gun?

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  • She drew the gun at the small of her back and aimed it at the head of one of the vamps.

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  • She changed quickly out of her sleepwear and loaded her body down with weapons then drew a knife and her gun.

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  • How do you know he has a gun?

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  • Did you fire your gun?

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  • He raised his gun.

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  • Lydia Larkin stood, feet apart, in the classic shooting position, both hands clamped on her smoking gun.

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  • Lydia mumbled, he raised his gun.

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  • If I had a gun I'd kill the son of a bitch!

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  • 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.

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  • Did he have a gun?

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  • I started learning to shoot a laser gun today, she said.

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  • The access pad appeared as though it had been shot with a laser gun; it was blackened and melted.

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  • Light flashed and Lana gave a strangled cry as the laser gun glanced off her wrist.

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  • Lena frowned, wondering if the doc's adrenaline gun had overcharged her and made her hallucinate.

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  • The doc reappeared, frowning, and armed with another medicine gun.

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  • Doc, you got a real gun?

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  • She had a laser gun, even if she couldn't hit a target two feet in front of her.

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  • Her gaze went to the laser gun he'd tossed a short distance away.

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  • Instead, she stretched for the laser gun, grasping it.

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  • He pulled a laser gun from his boot and placed it at her temple.

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  • The sound of a laser gun went off, and warm blood splattered her.

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  • Her gaze moved to the laser gun and then to the familiar man holding it.

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  • The laser gun was at his side.

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  • "I expected a knife or a gun," he said, looking at it in disinterest.

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  • Brady rested one hand on his laser gun until he was sure she wouldn't try anything.

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  • Lana, that's my gun arm!

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  • The man beside Lana rocked back suddenly, pounding his gun on the ground as it jammed.

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  • He slapped his hand over her mouth and wrenched her up, the laser gun at her head.

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  • Brady raised his gun instead, aiming it at the man holding her.

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  • If she had a laser gun, she just might have pulled the trigger.

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  • "If I had a gun, I might have almost thought of killing him," she admitted.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Brady looked her over and drew a laser gun.

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  • 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.

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  • Her heart began to beat even faster, and she pulled free the laser gun.

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  • She armed the laser gun and tucked it into the space between her clothing and the small of her back.

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  • The sound of a laser gun jarred her.

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  • "You expect me to believe that after watching the missile attack?" she returned, reaching for the laser gun.

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  • His laser gun lay where he fell.

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  • She placed the laser gun against it.

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  • She made a show of arming the laser gun.

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  • Lana raised the laser gun, closed her eyes and fired.

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  • "I haven't got any smoking gun down here," answered Hunter.

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  • They summarily dismissed his request for a mustache and disguise and refused to give him a gun for pro­tection.

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  • I guess you carry that gun 'cause it's such a piss-poor neighborhood where our old buddy Vinnie lives.

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  • "I don't have no gun, Mr. Policeman," and he added, "you don't have no 'probable cause' now, do you?"

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  • But I was kinda jumping the gun.

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  • A big blue gun was pointing directly at Dean's mid section, out of sight of the others by the man's position.

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  • 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.

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  • Dean related the complete happenings to Fred but when he began to describe the scuffle, he remembered the gun.

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  • "Ethel is a survivor, that's for sure," Dean commented, hoping Ethel wasn't cleaning her gun.

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  • One of the guys at Willoughby's—the one with the gun!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • One hand was on the light switch while the other held a gun pointed directly at Dean.

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  • Dean could no longer see the gun but he knew it remained in place, pointed at him.

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  • Stop moving around—I've still got the gun and I'll use it.

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  • This gun is pointed right at your heart.

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  • "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.

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  • What difference did it make if they jumped the gun a little?

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  • Do you always carry a gun when you're riding?

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  • He glanced down at the gun and then back to her.

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  • I don't have a gun or anything.

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  • Still, Josh must have said something or Alex wouldn't have been there with his gun.

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  • Can you use a gun?

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  • My father taught me, but I don't want to carry a gun everywhere I go.

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  • If I had a gun with me, we could have some squirrel for supper.

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  • Jenn tucked her knife and gun away and replaced the necklace around her neck with clumsy hands.

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  • It was the perfect excuse to teach Carmen how to handle a gun.

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  • It wasn't the first time Carmen had used a gun, but it was the first time Alex had seen her use one.

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  • There had always been a loaded gun in their house when she was young.

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  • Other than that, she had given his gun little use.

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  • When was the last time you had to use a gun to defend yourself on our land?

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  • I believe the last time I used a gun on this place was to defend you – from a bear.

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  • If you'd been out there with a gun like I told you to do, you wouldn't have needed anyone to defend you.

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  • As you pointed out, you carry a gun.

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  • Having a gun wouldn't have made a difference, either.

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  • Who needed a gun anyway?

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  • Carmen leaned down and handed him the gun.

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  • He took the gun from her hand and indicated the horse with a nod of the head.

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  • 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.

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  • Erith has large engineering and gun factories, and in the neighbourhood are gunpowder, oil, glue and manure works.

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  • 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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  • gun, I to 6.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • John Mayne (1759-1836), a native of Dumfries, commemorated the gathering in an excellent humorous poem called "The Siller Gun."

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  • 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.

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  • Barkly, Among Boers and Basutos (new ed., London, 1897), a record, chiefly, of the Gun War of 1880-1882; C. W.

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  • 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.

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  • 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).

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • (9) c 2 Ci If the shot is moving as if fired from a gun of calibre d inches, in which the rifling makes one turn in a pitch of n calibres or nd inches, so that the angle S of the rifling is given by tan S = ird/nd = 2 d p/u, (10) '°If a denotes the density of the metal, and if the shell has a cavity homothetic with the external ellipsoidal shape, a fraction f of the linear scale; then the volume of a round shot being sird 3, and sird 3 x of a shot x calibres long W =*ird 3 x(I -f 3)v, (20) 2 Wki 2= 61rd 3 xo(I-f 5)Q, (21) Wk22=67rd3x 2 2+0 2(I - f5)Q.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Five hundred gun's and 45 tanks were detailed off to assist.

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  • was allotted to each gun the resistance of the enemy was speedily stifled.

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  • 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.

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  • von Spee turned one point towards the enemy to clear the smoke, and opened fire at a gun range of 11,373 yards.

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  • By this agreement the king and his people pledged themselves to pay hut and gun taxes to the administration of the protectorate.

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  • Modern artillery dates from about 1855, when Armstrong's first gun made its appearance.

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  • 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.

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  • The fur trade, the horse, the gun, disturbed the sedentary habit of American tribes.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 4, the line of sight through D fouls the metal of the gun, the muzzle sight M is used.

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  • 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.

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  • 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."

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  • 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.

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  • The amount of drift for each nature of gun at different ranges was determined by actual firing.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 9) consists of a telescope mounted in a steel frame, provided with longitudinal trunnions fitting into V's in the gun.

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  • These V's are so arranged that the axis of the sight frame is always parallel to that of the gun.

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  • 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.

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  • added to the angle of elevation if the target is above the gun, and subtracted if vice versa.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 18), on the gun, graduated in degrees read by a " reader " on the carriage.

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  • guns on field mountings; these sights admit of continuous laying, the eye need not be removed when the gun is fired.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • The hand-wheel that screws the gun and cradle down at the same time screws the sight up, and vice versa.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • gun.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • The improvements in gun mountings mentioned above led the way to the introduction of the automatic sight.

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