How to use Rifle in a sentence

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  • She threw the rifle to her shoulder and took aim.

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  • The rifle is for emergencies only.

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  • A rifle cracked, piercing the silence with deadly import.

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  • Wiping her hands on her pants, she gripped her rifle and tried to stay awake.

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  • She raced for the barn, for the first time wishing she had invested in that rifle Josh wanted her to buy.

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  • Her rifle was leaning against the wagon, within easy reach, and her whip hung near by.

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  • She lifted her rifle and frantically cocked it.

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  • Each carrying two canteens, a rifle and a lantern, they started off into the long shadows of the sand dunes.

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  • He slipped the rifle out of its boot and led the way through the underbrush.

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  • Alex lifted the rifle and examined the brush around them carefully.

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  • Alex pointed the rifle into the air and fired twice.

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  • He swung around, rifle in one hand and reins in another, starting toward the bear.

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  • He booted it with his toe while holding the rifle at its head.

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  • He jerked a rifle from its scabbard and swung it around with one arm, firing it into the air.

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  • He grimaced as he jammed the rifle down into its boot.

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  • The sound was like a rifle shot and for a fleeting second Dean feared someone had fired.

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  • He walked over to examine the crosses and then squatted beside them, rifle across his knees, reading.

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  • He rode into the camp and shoved the rifle into the boot.

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  • Among the plants the wild banana, pepper, orange and mangosteen, rhododendron, epiphytic orchids and the palm; among mammals the bats and rats; among birds the cassowary and rifle birds; and among reptiles the crocodile and tree snakes, characterize this element.

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  • The garrison (King's German Legion) had run out of rifle ammunition and the French bursting in seized the post.

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  • Choosing a hunting rifle is a big decision.

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  • It has suffered considerably in modern times from the competition of other towns in this industry, especially since the introduction of the breech-loading rifle.

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  • The royal carriage was struck by several revolver and rifle bullets, the horses wounded, but its occupants escaped unhurt.

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  • But some form of sight was almost invariably employed with rifled firearms, even of early date, and when about1780-1800the rifle came into use as a military weapon, sights were introduced with it.

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  • The modern rifle has invariably a back-sight and a fore-sight.

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  • Some foresights have, however, a lateral motion giving within narrow limits the deflection found to be necessary for the variation of each rifle from the average.

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  • The fore-sight of the Krag-Jorgensen rifle, used in the United States army until 1906, consisted of a blade with parallel sides.

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  • See for further details Rifle.

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  • For instance, n=o 8 or even less is considered a good average for the modern rifle bullet.

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  • Artillery had fallen, technically, far behind the infantry arm, and in face of long-range rifle fire could not annihilate the hostile line with case-shot fire as in the days of Napoleon.

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  • At Quebec is a Dominion arsenal, rifle and ammunition factories.

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  • After a cautious advance the eagerness of the troops finally overcame the hesitation of the commander in exposing his men, the rifle pits were carried with a rush, and the rebellion crushed at a single stroke.

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  • Wolseley asked for the help of white troops, and the 2nd battalion Rifle Brigade, the 23rd Fusiliers and 42nd Highlanders were despatched.

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  • The training camp of the Belgian army is at Beverloo in the province of Limburg, and at Braschaet not far from Antwerp are ranges for artillery as well as rifle practice.

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  • The Karl Gustaf Stads rifle factory was established in 1814.

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  • Troopers are armed with lance, sword and carbine (for which in 1908 the substitution of a short rifle with bayonet was suggested).

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  • In addition there are eighteen chasseur or rifle battalions (Jager).

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  • The armament of the infantry is Martini-Henry rifle and bayonet; of the cavalry, lance, sword and carbine.

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  • Lyttelton (1st Northumberlands and Grenadier Guards, 2nd Lancashire and Rifle Brigade); Egyptian division, under Major-General Hunter, consisting of four brigades, commanded by Colonels MacDonald, Maxwell, Lewis and, Collinson; mounted troops2Ist Lancers, camel corps, and Egyptian cavalry; artillery, under Colonel Long, 2 British batteries, 5 Egyptian batteries, and 20 machine guns; detachment of Royal Engineers.

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  • One of his last essays dealt with the war of 1866 and the influence of the breech-loading rifle, and he died at Passy on the 24th of March 1869 only a year before the Franco-German War.

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  • The line of defence adjacent to the battery looked downhill for about 300 yds., giving a clear field of fire for the new Enfield rifle the English carried; but a sharp break in the slope beyond that range gave the assailants plenty of "dead ground" on which to form up. For a time, therefore, the battle was a series of attacks, delivered with great fierceness by the main body of Pavlov's corps, the repulse of each being followed by the disappearance of the assailants.

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  • It has also important and growing manufactures of ladies' mantles, boots and shoes, machines, furniture, woollen goods, musical instruments, agricultural machinery and implements, leather, tobacco, chemicals, &c. Brewing, bleaching and dyeing are also carried on on a large scale, and there are extensive railway works and a government rifle factory.

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  • 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.

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  • The military rifle adopted for all three branches of the service is the Mauser, 1895 model, of 7 mm.

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  • His talent for experimental research was utilized in investigation into improvements of the army rifle, and he was largely responsible for starting the Hythe School of Musketry.

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  • His interest in the evolution of the rifle early extended itself to other weapons and instruments in the history of man, and he became a collector of articles illustrating the development of human invention.

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  • The rifle factory, founded in 1830 by Josef Werndl, is the largest in Austria, and since 1882 it has added the manufacture of bicycles and electrical plant.

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  • He proceeded to the camp of the king, to whom he presented a rifle, a pair of pistols and a letter in the queen's name.

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  • A rifle range for the Metropolitan Volunteers and others was opened in 1892.

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  • The introduction The of the Minie rifle, with its greased cartridges, was accompanied by no consideration of the religious prejudices of the Bengal sepoys, to whom, whether Hindus or Mahommedans, the fat of cows and pigs was anathema.

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  • The neighbourhood affords pasture for large flocks of sheep. On the land known as the Rypes, in the neighbourhood, there is a military camp, with artillery and rifle ranges; hence the name given to the explosive "lyddite."

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  • The infantry was armed with the Mannlicher magazine rifle (model 1893), the cavalry with the Mannlicher carbine, the horse and field artillery with Krupp quick-firing guns.

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  • Many younger sons from the colony, with nothing to lose, left their homes with horse and rifle to join the republican forces.

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  • The capacious links bordering the sea between the mouths of the two rivers are largely resorted to for open-air recreation; there is here a rifle range where a "wapinschaw," or shooting tournament, is held annually.

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  • Finally, the invention of a new rifle led to the introduction of a cartridge which, though it was officially denied at the moment, was in fact lubricated with a mixture of cows fat and lard.

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  • Thus we feel it in its motion as wind, and observe the dynamical effects of this motion in the quiver of the leaf or the motion of a sailing ship. It offers resistance to the passage of bodies through it, destroying their motion and transforming their energy - as is betrayed to our hearing in the whiz of the rifle bullet, to our sight in the flash of the meteor.

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  • They go habitually armed with scimitar and half-moon axe, besides gun or rifle.

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  • They are exceedingly timid, and therefore wary and difficult of approach; like many other ruminants, however, their curiosity sometimes overcomes their timidity, so as to bring them within range of the hunter's rifle.

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  • The infantry were armed in 1910 with the Mauser rifle (model 99) the field artillery with quick-firing guns on the Schneider-Canet system.

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  • Its principal manufactures are Remington typewriters and Remington fire-arms (notably the Remington rifle); other manufactures are filing cabinets and cases and library and office furniture (the Clark & Baker Co.), knit goods, carriages and harness, and store fixtures.

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  • He invented, and, with the assistance of his sons, Philo (1816-1889), Samuel and Eliphalet, improved the famous Remington rifle, which was adopted by several European governments, and was supplied in large numbers to the United States army.

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  • She dropped her rifle and cupped a hand over her mouth as a rush of sour tasting liquid scalded her throat.

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  • Her hand was sweating on the stalk of the rifle when she heard the last horse return.

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  • He pushed them aside to rifle through the man's mind as he sought specific memories and indications the man was a traitor.

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  • I carry a rifle now – like you told me to, she concluded with a final snipe.

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  • Apparently even using an air rifle within some distance of a house is considered an offense.

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  • They were put on probation for firing an air rifle in a public place.

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  • He got off with brandishing an air rifle about and threatening people with it it was in the papers yesterday.

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  • We will not sell any air rifle / pistol product unless a legal form of proof of age has been established.

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  • There will be a range of prizes for the winners including a shotgun, fly fishing outfit and a hunting air rifle package.

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  • The 11 mm cartridge was improved with the introduction of this rifle and as a result it had better ballistics than the M85.

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  • His rifle is raised with a fixed bayonet, threatening the camera.

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  • The sword bayonet on the SMLE rifle was called by its year of introduction.

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  • The invention of firearms and in particular the development of the sporting rifle dealt a near fatal blow to the breed.

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  • This 9.2 inch rifle guarding the island " aircraft carrier " is intended to " repel boarders.

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  • Shot and shell and rifle caliber bullets had put the entire Gamecock Fleet out of action in a few minutes.

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  • Rifle shooters for example may be perfectly able to hit a bull's-eye, showing that they have the skill.

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  • A rifle butt in the face tells her she isn't free or out of danger.

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  • Our colleague Andy Tillman has been doing some exemplary work in the area of bullet construction for heavy rifle calibers.

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  • The National rifle Association In 1859, when England feared invasion from France, a volunteer rifle corps was formed.

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  • Inviting people to rifle through her underwear drawer was pretty gross.

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  • Scott Lawrence 1967 George Medal DS Threatened with a rifle when he attempted to arrest a prison escapee in a house at Highbury.

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  • The sniper rifle is dead accurate too, meaning that one shot in the head is enough to kill almost any foe.

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  • In 1914, the BEF had no rifle grenades, whilst the Germans did.

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  • On the ranges I managed to obtain good scoring, more so on the rifle, yet my favorite was still the bren gun.

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  • They were important extra rifles, but being capable of firing a rifle does not make an infantryman.

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  • The basic British infantryman, like his French and German contemporaries, was issued with his uniform, webbing and a rifle with bayonet.

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  • The French infantryman was issued with either the Lebel or the Berthier rifle.

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  • In modern Switzerland every able-bodied male must keep an ' assault rifle ' in his home, and train in its use.

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  • Within limits the recoil effect of rifle cartridges is pretty negligible.

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  • A friend went out with an air rifle and shot a second pheasant, so we had a brace.

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  • The reserve will only be one motorized rifle platoon.

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  • This is not the wild west, this is not the time to get your rifle and form a posse.

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  • These, together with the development of smokeless propellants in rifle caliber cartridges, assisted Maxim's work.

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  • Doubtless you know that Swarovski can now provide you with a telescope sight for your rifle which includes a built-in laser range finder.

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  • This is an amateur rifle scope giving clear night time vision together with an illuminated adjustable reticle, and standard windage and elevation control.

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  • He stood silently and slung the rifle over his shoulder, then started toward where the craft appeared to have set down.

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  • Rashid opened fire on Cardoso with an AK-47 assault rifle.

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  • At issue was the separation of objectives between the general purpose bolt-action rifle and the semi-automatic battle rifle.

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  • One of the more interesting policies of theirs is ex-servicemen will be made to keep a loaded assault rifle at home.

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  • Thanks to Vince for the corrections on Unforgiven - I'll never mistake a shotgun with a Spencer repeating rifle again.

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  • Thurso and Wick boasted both riflemen and gunners; Halkirk had a rifle corps; Lybster had artillery.

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  • There is a soldier in the tower with a sniper rifle.

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  • Out of the haze walked the most realistic looking Master Chief ever imagined, assault rifle in hand.

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  • Having been born and raised, as it were, with a bolt-action rifle, I am very happy with this concept.

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  • I have a photo of one of their jeeps equipped with a Boys.55 anti-tank rifle.

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  • Shooters have one hour 45 minutes in which to fire a.22 rimfire rifle at a target 50m away in the elimination round.

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  • However carefully the good rifleman kept out of sight, the smoke of his rifle was plainly seen at the moment of firing.

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  • The classic African safari, feeding the troops with your rifle.

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  • The uniform was that of the 60th Rifles, rifle green faced scarlet.

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  • Being self-taught in rifle marksmanship is rather like being self-taught on the piano.

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  • The NRA planned its own great annual national meeting for rifle shooting.

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  • Here Bukowski finds access to a rifle and ammo, and a bloody shootout ensues.

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  • There are two sorts of rifle which I think are better off without telescope sights.

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  • Earlier this year the Alaskan pipeline network was almost brought to a complete standstill by a stray bullet from a hunting rifle.

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  • Railways on the Common A horse-drawn tramway was installed on the Common in 1864 by the National Rifle Association.

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  • It is believed, however, that a satisfactory type of automatic rifle (see RIFLE) has been evolved and is now (1908) in process of manufacture.

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  • The military establishment at the beginning of 1909 was represented by a small permanent force of about 1400, a militia strength of about 17,000, and some 6000 volunteers, besides 50,000 members of rifle clubs and 30,000 cadets; the expenditure being (estimate, 1908-1909) £623,946.

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  • The armament of the infantry is the Mnnnlicher-Carcano magazine rifle of I891.

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  • In the city are the state library (1842), the state law library (1839), the Illinois historical library (1889), of which the State Historical Society (1903) is a department, and the Illinois Supreme Court library; several educational institutions, including Concordia-Seminar (Evangelical Lutheran), the Ursuline Academy (Roman Catholic), and the Academy of the Sacred Heart (Roman Catholic); the Springfield hospital (1897; Lutheran), and the St John's hospital (1875; under the Sisters of St Francis), two orphanages, two homes for aged women, and a sanatorium; the permanent grounds of the State Fair (157 acres), and a state rifle range and militia camp-ground (160 acres).

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  • But this refinement was long looked upon as a mere fad, both by the soldiers who used the smooth-bore (or converted rifle) musket, and by experienced short-range snapshooters.

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  • The armament of the infantry is the model 1898 magazine rifle and bayonet (see RIFLE).

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  • As well as a revolver, Diego had a large rifle with a bayonet attached, ideal for close combat.

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  • They move to the back of the stage, break open the center doors with their rifle butts.

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  • Was killed in action No. 1915 by a rifle grenade whilst handing over to the Royal Berkshire Regt at Vermelles.

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  • In the ensuing chaos, Yersin received a saber slash to his right hand and a crippling blow from a rifle butt.

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  • I am speaking, of course, of the Steyr scout rifle.

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  • One thing which has incurred since the advent of the self-loading rifle is improper bolt work.

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  • He started shooting with a rifle when he was 12 before graduating to shotguns at 17.

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  • Take his gun, which is a sniper rifle with twice the range.

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  • They carried a flintlock Baker rifle and sword bayonet.

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  • Mixed in with the thunderous roar of our artillery we could also hear rifle fire.

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  • Eventually the German twigged what was going on, then you had to duck a few rifle butts or a kick up the backside.

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  • At that time the 52nd Army had two understrength rifle divisions, four corps artillery regiments, and one anti-tank artillery regiment.

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  • I am sure you noticed that Remington has now come up with a varmint rifle featuring electric ignition.

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  • They are not inexpensive and you need a rifle that will work for the type of hunting you enjoy.

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  • The most important factor when choosing your rifle is the type of hunting you'll be doing.

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  • The look of your rifle is purely up to you.

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  • You can almost always get a used but well-maintained rifle for much less than you would pay for a new one.

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  • You can find them online or look for someone in your town or a nearby town with a rifle for sale.

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  • However, if you want to have as few worries about the history of the gun as possible and you don't mind paying a little extra for the peace of mind, you can always purchase a new rifle.

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  • Choosing a hunting rifle depends mainly on what you're going to be hunting.

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  • Other factors tend to be personal preference, such as how it looks or who manufactures the rifle.

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  • Whether you're hunting with a bow and arrow or a high-powered rifle, you need the right equipment and tools to hunt safely and effectively.

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  • He tells stories of walking the streets of war-torn Kosovo, a guitar in one hand and a rifle in the other, strumming songs of peace.

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  • Many individuals who have not purchased enough items from certain stores to warrant the best coupon codes will rifle through online coupon banks to acquire these valuable codes.

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  • When you are shooting a rifle, you have to deal with a number of natural and man-made elements, such as sun, wind and of course flying objects like dirt or ejected shells.

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  • If you pre-ordered Bad Company (either online or at a retailer) then you have an opportunity to receive the unlock code for the sniper rifle.

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  • Another task to complete, if you want, is to unlock the assault rifle.

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  • Rifle shooting in Gun is nonchalant and fun.

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  • Unless you know how to fire a six-shooter and a rifle and swing a knife.

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  • With your trusty shooter, rifle, and sharp knife, your journey in Gun begins almost immediately.

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  • In the beginning, Ned guides you through a tutorial of sorts of shooting your pistol and rifle and using your knife.

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  • The pistol is my favorite, but the rifle has more power.

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  • Zooming in on Master Chief's visor, you'll be able to see "everything in front of him reflected in it, right down to the ammo counter in his rifle."

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  • Shoot a three-round burst with the battle rifle, then quickly press RT and Y at the same time with your secondary weapon.

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  • And if you've got the sniper rifle and see an overwhelming group coming at you from far away, time to `scope' the situation out and release you're headshot, sniping fury.

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  • And since there's hardly any variety to the enemy, you might get bored fighting the same bad guy with the same assault rifle over and over again.

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  • Doesn't every first person shooter nowadays have a shotgun, a rocket launcher, a sniper rifle and grenades?

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  • Humans have populated planets and we've still got a slow-shooting rifle?

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  • Your huge rifle ("little friend") has quite a range, so aiming isn't exactly a precise deal.

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  • A marksman who has a sniper rifle, blaster pistol, thermal detonator, auto turret dispenser and recon druid.

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  • They have a blaster rifle, rocket launcher and thermal detonator.

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  • Do you enjoy hunting with a bow or with a rifle?

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  • It is a good idea to find the Fish and Game website of the place you intend to visit so you can be sure of the dates of bow season or rifle season.

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  • This time the two women noticed that the man was carrying a rifle.

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  • The amount of data consumed over the cellular connection will vary based on a number of different factors, but you can easily rifle through several megabytes or even gigabytes of data by listening to music online through your iPhone.

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  • There are a number of programs available that instruct children, including the very popular "Eddie Eagle," a program of the National Rifle Association (NRA).

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  • For something even more interesting, try making a M200 paper gun sniper rifle.

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  • Swimwear does not receive different treatment than do the categories of ready-to-wear and haute couture, as designers rifle through swimsuit fashions modifying old styles while introducing new ones.

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  • Additionally, Ms. Palin is also holding a rifle.

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  • Consumers enjoy its versatility, making a short gun or a long rifle that's 2 1/2 ft long.

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  • He raised his rifle and fired, and heard a yelp from the creature.

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  • In a scope, the crosshairs help with aiming a rifle.

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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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  • She patted the handle of her whip with one hand and caressed the stock of her rifle with the other.

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  • Cassie grabbed her rifle.

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  • Bordeaux hit the sand on his feet, a rifle in his hands.

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  • The rifle fire abated and the ground shook with the drumming of hooves.

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  • His eyes constantly roved over the dunes and his rifle lay across his lap, ready for use.

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  • He lifted his rifle, cocking it as quietly as he could, and she followed suit.

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  • Where was her rifle?

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  • She lifted her rifle.

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  • He glanced at her rifle and smiled sardonically.

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  • I noticed that you always carry a rifle when you go out.

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  • Alex stood in the stirrups, aiming the rifle at the bear.

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  • He shifted the rifle to his other hand and let out a long sigh.

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  • She instantly leaped to the side and rolled away from the animal, glancing up as the rifle belched flames.

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  • He held the reins in one hand and his rifle in the other.

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  • She nodded at the rifle.

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  • She watched as he saddled Ed again and shoved the rifle down into the boot.

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  • Pulling her rifle from the box under the seat, he left Jonathan with the younger children and walked Carmen to a spot facing the target.

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  • To her, the rifle was a method of defending herself or getting food when there would otherwise be none.

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  • She had given his rifle to Josh before she met Alex.

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  • However, I do carry a rifle for emergencies.

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  • She says that, but who's carrying the rifle?

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  • I carry a rifle now – like you told me to, she concluded with a final snipe.

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  • The angle between two objects, such as stars or the opposite limbs of the sun, was measured by directing an arm furnished with fine " sights " (in the sense of the " sights " of a rifle) first upon one of the objects and then upon the other (q.v.), or by employing an instrument having two arms, each furnished with a pair of sights, and directing one pair of sights upon one object and the second pair upon the other.

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  • The infantry, which wasthe first in Europe to be armed with the magazine rifle, still carries this, the Lebel, rifle which dates from 1886.

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  • Soviet Russia found many soldiers among the Lettish refugees, and retained the Lettish rifle division which had fought during the war.

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  • The Russian Government permitted the formation on July 13 1915 of a Lettish rifle division 50,000 men strong.

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  • In the following November he was transferred to the Royal Artillery, and on the 3rd of August 1869 to the Rifle Brigade.

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  • He became captain in 1871, and, transferred to the 7th Hussars in 1874, was promoted major in 1875, and returned to the Rifle Brigade as lieutenantcolonel in September 1876.

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  • The rifle used by the infantry is a modified Mauser of the German 1888 model.

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  • There are also many rifle associations, the members of which are liable to be called out for defence.

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  • Both overlooked the changes brought by the introduction of the longrange rifle (muzzleand breech-loading alike), which had rendered impossible the "case shot preparation" which had formed the basis of Napoleon's tactical system.

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  • Their rifle, 1 though a muzzle-loader, was in every other respect superior to the Prussian needle-gun, and their M.L.

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  • Bismarck diverted three Austrian corps by an alliance with Italy, and by consenting to the neutralization of the 1 The Lorenz rifle carried a .57 bullet and was sighted to 1000 yds.; the needle-gun with a much lighter bullet was sighted to 400 only.

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  • It was commanded by Prince Alexander of Hesse; the 1st division (3 infantry brigades, i cavalry brigade, 6 batteries) came from Wurttemberg; the 2nd division (2 infantry and I cavalry brigades, 5 batteries) from Baden, the least anti-Prussian of all these states; the 3rd division (2 infantry and i cavalry brigades, i rifle battalion, 4 batteries) from Hesse-Darmstadt; the 4th division consisted of an Austrian brigade of 7 battalions (three of which were Italians), a Nassau brigade, and two batteries and some hussars of Hesse-Cassel.

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  • On " Dingaan's day " the Boer force received the attack of the Zulu while in laager; the enemy charged in dense masses, being met both by cannon shot and rifle fire, and were presently attacked in the rear by mounted Boers.

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  • For seven years (1876-1883) he commanded the 10th Middlesex (Artists) Rifle Volunteers, retiring with the rank of honorary colonel, and subsequently receiving the Volunteer Decoration.

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  • There are also barracks with a military hospital and a rifle range.

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  • Parkman had become an adept in woodcraft and a dead shot with the rifle, and could do such things with horses, tame or wild, as civilized people never see done except in a circus.

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  • She had the rifle in her hand.

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  • Tying the reins to a tree, he removed the rifle and turned to her.

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  • Alex always carried a rifle in the boot when he rode into the hills.

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