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Gun

An ancient Sumerian unit of weight approximately equivalent to 30 kilograms.
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"Matvevna"* was the name his fancy gave to the farthest gun of the battery, which was large and of an old pattern.
The Gun Club once founded, it is easy to conceive the result of the inventive genius of the Americans.
"I'm the breech-piece mule of number two gun of the First Screw Battery," said the mule, "and the other's one of your friends.
"Now," cried the captain, "easy with that gun, sir, or you'll swamp the boat.
The principal members of the Gun Club, President Barbicane, Major Elphinstone, the secretary Joseph T.
The expectation of snipe was so intense that to Levin the squelching sound of his own heel, as he drew it up out of the mire, seemed to be the call of a snipe, and he clutched and pressed the lock of his gun.
"They come from Molesey and Weybridge and Walton, and they say there's been guns heard at Chertsey, heavy firing, and that mounted soldiers have told them to get off at once because the Martians are coming.
"Before I could get upon my feet and recover my gun, which seemed to have been struck from my hands, I heard Morgan crying out as if in mortal agony, and mingling with his cries were such hoarse, savage sounds as one hears from fighting dogs.
How would you have me manufacture gun powder on board, without either saltpetre, sulphur, or charcoal?"
They were actually loading the gun when they were observed by the airship Preussen and the shell they succeeded in firing before the bombs of the latter smashed them and their crude defences to fragments, burst over the middle gas-chambers of the Bingen, and brought her to earth, disabled, upon Staten Island.
"The price of the irresistible gun would have been much greater, your Majesty, but for the fact that its missiles can be so effectively averted by my peculiar method of treating the armour plates with a new- "
Sich another hurryin' up guns en hosses YOU never see!