Point-blank range

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Point-blank range the extent of the apparent right line of a ball discharged.
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Usage

In literature:

The range was almost point-blank, and there was, of course, no need to take either gravity or air resistance into account.
"Anything You Can Do ..." by Gordon Randall Garrett
Its point-blank range was 120 paces, with a random one of 1500.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
A second broadside, at point-blank range, had no effect on her.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
At an almost point-blank range of 400 yards both bow guns were fired simultaneously.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
Picking up a rifle the Rhodesian took careful aim at the horse's chest at point-blank range.
"Wilmshurst of the Frontier Force" by Percy F. Westerman
They considered it prudent, therefore, to wait till dark, before passing within point-blank range of the enemy's guns.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine -- Volume 57, No. 351, January 1845" by Various
They were in point-blank range.
"Three Years in the Federal Cavalry" by Willard Glazier
Point-blank range was seventy-five yards.
"The Fifth-Dimension Tube" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
For a minute the two men were speaking at once, discharging verbal salvos at point-blank range.
"The Monk of Hambleton" by Armstrong Livingston
They burst into a clearing filled with Rumi and both sides blazed away at point blank range.
"Narakan Rifles, About Face!" by Jan Smith
He came nearly within point-blank range, when changing his track, he passed over to the other side of the slope.
"Los Gringos" by H. A. (Henry Agustus) Wise
The deadly musketry struck them down, the pistol shots, at point blank range, shattered their heads, but still they came on.
"The Ruined Cities of Zululand" by Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
The muskets trembled, and almost within point-blank range they rarely killed at the first discharge.
"History of the Commune of 1871" by P. Lissagary
Uncle opened fire at point-blank range.
"The Soul of Susan Yellam" by Horace Annesley Vachell
One of the buccaneers, who had been left for dead on our deck, had treacherously shot him at almost point-blank range.
"The Quest of the 'Golden Hope'" by Percy F. Westerman
A seventy-four and you and your schooner within point-blank range!
"The Noank's Log" by W. O. Stoddard
Again and again the enemy recoiled before the defenders' fire, at point-blank range.
"Carry On!" by Herbert Strang
Point-blank her range be a hundred fathoms; but I reckon I can hit the knave at six hundred at the least.
"With Drake on the Spanish Main" by Herbert Strang
The battery unlimbered when within point-blank range, and, after the first three or four rounds, the enemy fell back.
"Brother Against Brother" by John Roy Musick
No amount of good fortune will preserve a man when a revolver is fired at point-blank range.
"Under the Star-Spangled Banner" by F. S. Brereton
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In news:

French action thriller 'Point Blank' hits at close range .
K-State pulled away from Texas Tech in the second half of a 55-14 win, but once again had problems closing out the first half with a touchdown from point-blank range.
The crazed Florida mom who allegedly killed her four children before killing herself last week pumped 18 hollow-point rounds into the kids, some at point-blank range, according to a coroner's report.
French action thriller 'Point Blank' hits at close range.
The crazed Florida mom who allegedly killed her four children before killing herself last week pumped 18 hollow-point rounds into the kids, some at point-blank range , according to a coroner's report.
MOORESVILLE – Point Blank shooting range will host a grand opening celebration and charity fundraising event the weekend of Oct 29 and 30.
Candlelight vigil, man targeted, shot at point -blank range.
One of them was shot multiple times at point-blank range with a BB gun and a paintball gun, and abandoned, left to die with his brother , who was also abused, at the side of Highway 54 in the Morrow-Lake City area of Clayton County.
A young standout in the talent-heavy skate scene of Los Angeles County was murdered at point-blank range on Sunday afternoon on a busy street in Compton, Calif.
A man who allegedly shot Glasgow police officer Steven Smith with a sawed-off shotgun at point-blank range last year may not be competent to stand trial.
A young standout in the talent-heavy skate scene of Los Angeles County was murdered at point-blank range on Sunday afternoon on a busy street in Compton , Calif.
Things took a deadly turn on her flight home when the plane she was on was hijacked and Jackie was shot at point-blank range and thrown on the tarmac to die.
Richard Kendall of Craig killed the bear at point blank range back in November.
Fourteen seconds to go in regulation, Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals tied at 1-1, who would you rather see with the puck on his stick at point blank range than Ilya Kovalchuk.
RIVERSIDE, Calif (AP) — Nearly two years after a neo -Nazi leader was shot at near point-blank range while sleeping on his sofa, his son — who was 10 at the time of the killing — went on trial Tuesday for murder.
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