six-gun

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n six-gun a pistol with a revolving cylinder (usually having six chambers for bullets)
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Usage

In literature:

Between it and Magdala, Theodore had posted his six guns.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
We were here joined by another frigate, the "Zephyr," of thirty-six guns.
"Ben Burton" by W. H. G. Kingston
One of the Frenchmen was the `Minerve,' of forty guns, and the other the `Artemise,' of thirty-six guns.
"Dick Cheveley" by W. H. G. Kingston
At six o'clock one of the headmost ships tried the range of her guns by firing a shot at me.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
Thus six guns which had been landed were got a part of the way towards their destination.
"The Missing Ship" by W. H. G. Kingston
A ship with twelve guns taken by a lugger with only six!
"Poor Jack" by Frederick Marryat
Captain Levee, when he brought in his prize, was appointed to a frigate of thirty-six guns, and I followed him as his first-lieutenant.
"The Privateersman" by Frederick Marryat
The garrison was mounted with six guns.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
In 1799, he captured l'Insurgente, a French frigate of thirty-six guns, Captain Barreault.
"The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876" by J. F. Loubat
At one gun, six men had been killed, the last one her husband.
"George Washington" by Calista McCabe Courtenay
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In poetry:

Let us remember Karl Marx Hof, Goethe Hof,
The one called Matteoti and all the rest.
They were little cities built by people for people.
They were shelled by six-inch guns.
It is strange to go
"Ode To The Austrian Socialists" by Stephen Vincent Benet
Then she opened a tremendous fire on the Spartiate,
And Nelson cried, fear not my lads we'll soon make them retreat!
But so terrific was the fire of the enemy on them,
That six of the Vanguards guns were cleared of men.
"The Battle Of The Nile" by William Topaz McGonagall
He stood aside on the golden street,
There were heavy spurs on his booted feet,
His bat wing chaps were laced with whang,
But he listened and looked while the angels sang.
He noticed he was the only one
With a broad brimmed hat and a big six gun.
"The Cow Boy's Dream" by Bruce Kiskaddon

In news:

Six facts about guns, violence, and gun control.
Police interviewed 43 gang members, executed six arrest warrants and confiscated two guns.
The Banks Six-Gun diesel tuner for Duramax pickups allows truck owners to select from six levels of power increases of up to 128 hp and 345 lb-ft torque while on the road.
The Six-Gun is made to change the truck's output at the twist of a dial.
They are that a troubled young man descended into madness, got a gun, killed six people and wounded several others in Tucson before being subdued.
Machine Gun Kelly Vomits Vodka Into Girl's Mouth: Six Other Disgusting Fan Interactions.
It happened at the Tobacco Hut around 9:30 p.m. Workers inside tell Channel Six that two men, each armed with a gun, came into the store wearing masks.
WALKER, MI — Walker residents, community leaders and disability advocates are gearing up to push back against a local watchdog group gunning to take the city off The Rapid's six-city bus system.
Six Guns Entertainment will film an independent Western movie in La Grange next weekend.
Six charged for roles in guns stolen from Mission feed store.
LAPD Gun Unit officers will be at the six sites to classify surrendered firearms — anonymously.
There's no reason why hunters who want to take their gun out for a walk or put food on their table should be limited to six days of the week.
Jared Lee Loughner, the deranged man who gunned down six people outside an Arizona supermarket and sent then-Representative Gabby Giffords into a coma back in January 2011, has been deemed competent to stand trail.
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mayor Dave Bing said reducing violent crime is his administration's top goal in the wake of a 24-hour period that was packed with gun violence and left six people dead and nine wounded around the city.
Two US troops were gunned down by two Afghan soldiers and an accomplice Thursday, the latest of six American service members killed by their Afghan partners since the burning of Muslim holy books at a US base last week.
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