Gun


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Gun

An ancient Sumerian unit of weight approximately equivalent to 30 kilograms.
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But there were all our stores at the bottom, and to make things worse, only two guns out of five remained in a state for service.
To put all twenty yoke of us to the big gun as soon as Two Tails trumpets.
Their uniform was red and blue, and they shouldered their guns and looked straight in front of them.
There exist guns, according to Fulton, perfected in England by Philip Coles and Burley, in France by Furcy, and in Italy by Landi, which are furnished with a peculiar system of closing, which can fire under these conditions.
Forthwith the six guns which, unknown to anyone on the right bank, had been hidden behind the outskirts of that village, fired simultaneously.
And down there, somewhere in the wind and rain, guns roared, shells crashed home, and, after the old manner of warfare, men toiled and died.
It is held by blacks; but the machine guns out in front are manned by whites.
If there are even fifty guns within the palisade we shall be repulsed and slaughtered.
For a moment only I stood irresolute, then throwing down my gun I ran forward to my friend's assistance.
Again she shook her head, and again he started to pass her the gun, when the door opened, and an Indian, without knocking, came in.
Many had found their rest on the field of battle whose names figured in the "Book of Honor" of the Gun Club; and of those who made good their return the greater proportion bore the marks of their indisputable valor.
According to the advice forwarded from the members of the Observatory, the gun destined to launch the projectile had to be fixed in a country situated between the 0 and 28th degrees of north or south latitude, in order to aim at the moon when at the zenith; and its initiatory velocity was fixed at twelve thousand yards to the second.