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gun rest

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gun rest wale at the top of the side of boat; topmost planking of a wooden vessel
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Usage

In literature:

Jimmie knelt, and resting the gun on the top of the wall, covered him.
"The Boy Scout and Other Stories for Boys" by Richard Harding Davis
Massa use me for huntin' and use me for de gun rest.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
He rested on his gun long enough to ask an interpreter what the Frenchmen were talking about.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
He kept up, however, a continual pounding with his big guns, and his mounted riflemen gave the redcoats no rest.
"Hero Stories from American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Hammocks for the complement of 500 men were to be slung on the rest of the gun deck.
"Fulton's "Steam Battery": Blockship and Catamaran" by Howard I. Chapelle
Sometimes, a few of the fellows would gather in prayer, while the rest of us fought the guns.
"From the Rapidan to Richmond and the Spottsylvania Campaign" by William Meade Dame
After a half hour of rest the boys went back into the water again, carrying their wrecking bars and spear guns, flashlights on their belts.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Gun play, too, an' all the rest of it.
"The Brassbounder" by David W. Bone
Si and Shorty and the rest of Co. Q put in the time trying to get their guns dry and borrowing ammunition from the men of the other companies.
"Si Klegg, Book 4 (of 6) Experiences Of Si And Shorty On The Great Tullahoma Campaign" by John McElroy
Klaus squatted down, resting his gun butt against the ground.
"Second Variety" by Philip Kindred Dick
If it comes to the point, just give me a gun with the rest.
"Cleek of Scotland Yard" by Thomas W. Hanshew
The rest of her guns were short ones that would not send a ball far enough to reach the British ships.
"Stories of Our Naval Heroes" by Various
This had been arranged as a signal for the rest of those who carried guns, to raise them to their shoulders.
"The Boy Scouts in the Rockies" by Herbert Carter
Elmer Allen erupted through a window, rolled over on the floor and came to rest, his gun trained.
"Black Man's Burden" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
Resting my gun against a rock, I took a steady aim at the Bushman and fired.
"The White Chief of the Caffres" by A.W. Drayson
She thought she would "hear those guns" during the rest of her life.
"The Day of Wrath" by Louis Tracy
General Vegas has a mountain to rest his target-gun on, and it's loaded with shell.
"The Key to Yesterday" by Charles Neville Buck
Again resting his gun on the ledge of rock, he fired.
"Hawk Eye" by David Cory
The gun was carried muzzle up, resting on the hollow of left arm until such time as the Indian desired to fire.
"Canadian Wilds" by Martin Hunter
As for the rest," and he smiled grimly, "I take it our guns can protect ourselves and our property.
"From Kingdom to Colony" by Mary Devereux
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In poetry:

God rest you, happy gentlemen,
Who laid your good lives down,
Who took the khaki and the gun
Instead of cap and gown.
God bring you to a fairer place
Than even Oxford town.
"The Spires Of Oxford" by Winifred Mary Letts
The sergeant, with a knowing look,
And winking at the rest, replied:
"Yes, son, I'll give your ma the book"—
Just then a volley rattled wide
And one great gun the valley shook.
"An Incident Of War" by Maurice Thompson
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

In news:

When it comes to the Gatling gun, perhaps Confederate soldiers put it best: "The Yankees have a gun you load on Monday and shoot all the rest of the week".
The American gun lobby is worried that mounting concern over gun violence in the rest of the world could result in regulations that would impinge on gun owners in the United States and on the American gun trade.
And the piece, like the rest of the series on fighting improvised bombs, fills in previously-undisclosed details about the shenanigans surround Ionatron's Joint IED Neutralizer — a real-life lightning gun, allegedly.
He says he has no interest in further gun control, and he's done nothing to restrict gun ownership, but NRA president Wayne LaPierre sees what the rest of us don't.
The enduring and absurd notion that the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution recognizes only a collective right to gun ownership finally is being laid to rest by the Bush administration .
The enduring and absurd notion that the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution recognizes only a collective right to gun ownership finally is being laid to rest by the Bush administration.
"America likes guns the way the rest of the world likes soccer," he tweeted, adding: " Guns don't kill people.
Here 's how US gun violence compares with the rest of the world.
Here's how US gun violence compares with the rest of the world.
Rapper Machine Gun Kelly is back in Studio 96 and sits down with Buster to put their "beef" to rest and to talk about his new album, visiting Philly, and presidential debates.
Guns rests help improve shooting accuracy (Joe's Outdoor Office video and gallery).
Trappers have taken about 60-percent of the available wolves, and gun hunters took the rest.
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In science:

However this canonical model mostly rests on circumstantial evidence and it is highly desirable to find the smoking gun that would clinch the issue.
High Energy Astrophysics
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