He raised his pistol and aimed.
The proceedings were stopped by the police, and Jeffrey's pistol was found to contain no bullet.
A desperate scuffle took place, Ryan being mortally wounded by Fitzgerald with a dagger, while Lord Edward himself was only secured after Sirr had disabled him with a pistol bullet in the shoulder.
They were not charged by the Imperialists at this moment, for Pappenheim had not yet arrived, and the usual cavalry tactics of the day were founded on the pistol and not on the sword and the charging horse.
Thus Regnault in his classical experiments (described below) found that the velocity of the report of a pistol carried through a pipe diminished with the intensity, and his results have been confirmed by J.
In 1869 an Irish lad, O'Connor, was sentenced to eighteen months' imprisonment and a whipping for presenting a pistol at the queen, with a petition, in St James's Park; but this time it was the queen herself who privately remitted the corporal punishment, and she even pushed clemency to the length of sending her aggressor to Australia at her own expense.
The series of attempts on the queen was closed in 1882 by Maclean, who fired a pistol at her majesty as she was leaving the Great Western Railway station at Windsor.
The horses were not trained for European shock-tactics, nor did the country offer charging room, and though melees of mounted men engaging with sword and pistol were not infrequent, the usual method of fighting was dismounted fire action, which was practised with uncommon skill by the troopers on both sides.
The industries of Pistoia include iron and steel works, especially manufactures of glass, silk, macaroni, woollens, olive oil, ropes, paper, vehicles and fire-arms. The word "pistol" is derived (apparently through pistolese, a dagger - dagger and pistol being both small arms) from Pistoia, where that weapon was largely manufactured in the middle ages.
He fired a pistol at the prince close to his head, and the ball passed under the right ear and out at the left jaw.
When badgers were more abundant than they now are, their skins, dressed with the hair attached, were commonly used for pistol furniture.
As captain Lincoln was twice in disgrace, once for firing a pistol near camp and again because nearly his entire company was intoxicated..
Then stealthily entering the box, he discharged a pistol at the head of the president from behind, the ball penetrating the brain.
On Sunday the 18th of March 1582, as the prince came out of his dining-room Jauregui offered him a petition, and William had no sooner taken it into his hand than Jauregui fired a pistol at his head.
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."
Livingstone had "the impression that he was in hell," but was helpless, though his "first impulse was to pistol the murderers."
Robespierre, whose jaw had been shattered by a pistol shot, was left in agony for the night.
But Berezowski's pistol shot, which accentuated the estrangement from the tsar, and the news of the death of Maximilian at Queretaro, cast a gloom over the later fetes.
Flag or standard-bearer, for that military title, as in the case of Shakespeare's "ancient Pistol"; but this use has nothing to do with "ancient" meaning "old."
Hamilton himself did not intend to fire, but his pistol went off as he fell.
For hours he stood, or sat on horseback, amid the surging crowd, facing the mutinous soldiers - who had loaded their muskets and formed square - while effort after effort was made to bring them to reason, sometimes at the cost of life - as in the case of Count Miloradovich, military governor of St Petersburg, who was mortally wounded by a;pistol shot while arguing with the mutineers.
From the study, like pistol shots, came the frequent sound of the old man angrily blowing his nose.
He seized his pistol and, instead of firing it, flung it at the Frenchman and ran with all his might toward the bushes.
Dolokhov walked slowly without raising his pistol, looking intently with his bright, sparkling blue eyes into his antagonist's face.
He held the pistol in his right hand at arm's length, apparently afraid of shooting himself with it.
I want peasant clothes and a pistol, said Pierre, unexpectedly blushing.
That same evening-- without even asking himself what they were wanted for--he procured a coachman's coat and cap for Pierre, and promised to get him the pistol next day.
It was when Pierre (wearing the coachman's coat which Gerasim had procured for him and had disinfected by steam) was on his way with the old man to buy the pistol at the Sukharev market that he met the Rostovs.
And with that object he had asked Gerasim to get him a peasant's coat and a pistol, confiding to him his intentions of remaining in Joseph Alexeevich's house and keeping his name secret.
Gerasim and the porter, who had followed Makar Alexeevich, stopped him in the vestibule and tried to take the pistol from him.
Makar Alexeevich, frowning with exertion, held on to the pistol and screamed hoarsely, evidently with some heroic fancy in his head.
With a madman's cunning, Makar Alexeevich eyed the Frenchman, raised his pistol, and took aim.
Just when Pierre snatched at and struck up the pistol Makar Alexeevich at last got his fingers on the trigger, there was a deafening report, and all were enveloped in a cloud of smoke.
In reply to his last question Pierre again explained who Makar Alexeevich was and how just before their arrival that drunken imbecile had seized the loaded pistol which they had not had time to recover from him, and begged the officer to let the deed go unpunished.
After arranging his clothes, he took the pistol and was about to go out.
It was difficult to hide such a big pistol even under his wide coat.
Once a Frenchman Tikhon was trying to capture fired a pistol at him and shot him in the fleshy part of the back.
I have a pistol, whispered he.
"We can—" He pushed her away from him and drew a deep breath, withdrawing a pistol from the small of his back.
Damian took aim with the pistol and fired into her heart before she could make another sound.
Alexius, in order to escape such an ordeal, resorted to the abject expedient of disabling his right hand by a pistol-shot.
In the summer of 1852 the shah was attacked, while riding in the vicinity of Teheran, by four Babis, one of whom fired a pistol and slightly wounded him.
If he were now to leave Moscow like everyone else, his flight from home, the peasant coat, the pistol, and his announcement to the Rostovs that he would remain in Moscow would all become not merely meaningless but contemptible and ridiculous, and to this Pierre was very sensitive.
Pierre rose, rubbed his eyes, and seeing the pistol with an engraved stock which Gerasim had replaced on the writing table, he remembered where he was and what lay before him that very day.
It started out as a joke with a water pistol until the storeowner shoved 89 dollars at them and ducked under the counter screaming his head off.
Cover yourself with your pistol! ejaculated Nesvitski.
The pistol, dagger, and peasant coat were ready.
On the 25th of November Cromwell charged Manchester with "unwillingness to have the war prosecuted to a full victory"; which Manchester answered by accusing Cromwell of having used expressions against the nobility, the Scots and Presbyterianism; of desiring to fill the army of the Eastern Association with Independents to prevent any accommodation; and of having vowed if he met the king in battle he would as lief fire his pistol at him as at anybody else.
The two armies bivouacked on their ground, and in Aspern the French and Austrians lay within pistol shot of each other.
He paused and then suddenly seeing the pistol on the table seized it with unexpected rapidity and ran out into the corridor.
He swore the water pistol found outside couldn't have been the weapon.