Vickers' gun

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Vickers' gun (Ordnance) One of a system of guns manufactured by the firm of Vickers' Sons, at Sheffield, Eng. now included in Vickers-Maxim guns.
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Usage

In literature:

The gun we used was the Vickers, Light .303, water cooled.
"Over The Top" by Arthur Guy Empey
Qualities of a different sort were called into play in negotiating the purchase of machine-guns from Messrs. Vickers & Co., at Woolwich.
"Ulster's Stand For Union" by Ronald McNeill
The Vickers-Maxim guns supported this vigorously.
"London to Ladysmith via Pretoria" by Winston Spencer Churchill
Some two hundred one-pound shells a minute these Vickers-Maxim guns are supposed to fire.
"From Aldershot to Pretoria" by W. E. Sellers
They were armed with Martini-Metford carbines, and each company had a Vickers-Maxim gun.
"Through Three Campaigns" by G. A. Henty
Gardner with forty men and a Vickers gun was occupying the old Bolo dugouts.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
The Huns were taken to the rear, and their gun, a Vicker, became a trophy of war.
"In the Flash Ranging Service" by Edward Alva Trueblood
At that time they fought dismounted, with Vickers guns, in front of the barbed wire.
"Current History: A Monthly Magazine of the New York Times, May 1918" by Various
On one occasion a Vickers-Maxim gun was directed at an ambulance, which at the time was fortunately unoccupied.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. IV (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
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In news:

2 Firsthand account with Linda Vickers: When I get up in the morning and step out the door, I'm looking for rattlesnakes and illegals and I'm packing my gun and my cell phone.
But keep in mind, this gun belongs to an experienced collector, shooter and custom gunsmith in his own right, Larry Vickers.
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