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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dispart (Gun) A piece of metal placed on the muzzle, or near the trunnions, on the top of a piece of ordnance, to make the line of sight parallel to the axis of the bore; -- called also dispart sight, and muzzle sight.
    • Dispart (Gun) The difference between the thickness of the metal at the mouth and at the breech of a piece of ordnance. "On account of the dispart, the line of aim or line of metal, which is in a plane passing through the axis of the gun, always makes a small angle with the axis."
    • Dispart (Gun) To furnish with a dispart sight.
    • Dispart (Gun) To make allowance for the dispart in (a gun), when taking aim. "Every gunner, before he shoots, must truly dispart his piece."
    • v. t Dispart To part asunder; to divide; to separate; to sever; to rend; to rive or split; as, disparted air; disparted towers. "Them in twelve troops their captain did dispart .""The world will be whole, and refuses to be disparted ."
    • v. i Dispart To separate, to open; to cleave.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • dispart To divide into parts; separate; sever.
    • dispart In gunnery: To set a mark on the muzzlering of, as a piece of ordnance, so that a sight-line from the top of the base-ring to the mark on or near the muzzle may be parallel to the axis of the bore or hollow cylinder.
    • dispart To make allowance for the dispart in, when taking aim.
    • dispart To separate; open; break up.
    • n dispart In gunnery: The difference between the semi-diameter of the base-ring at the breech of a gun and that of the ring at the swell of the muzzle.
    • n dispart A dispart-sight.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Dispart dis-pärt′ to part asunder: to divide, to separate
    • v.i Dispart to separate
    • n Dispart the difference between the thickness of metal at the breech and the mouth of a gun
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. dis-, + part,: cf. OF. despartir,


In literature:

They stretched away and away, as if for all the disparted world to sleep upon.
"Lilith" by George MacDonald
What bids the lips of thy sleep dispart?
"The Home Book of Verse, Vol. 2 (of 4)" by Various
Where dost thou listen to the wide halloos Of thy disparted nymphs?
"Endymion" by John Keats
They stayed and turned while disparted Lachlan ran wildly.
"A Tramp's Notebook" by Morley Roberts
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
I'd like to wring your neck for comin' into my dispartment without axin' permission.
"The Great Cattle Trail" by Edward S. Ellis
Before the signs to war's sublime belief 167 Sacred, the host disparts its hushing wave.
"The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P." by Edward Bulwer Lytton
Ah, one and all, how they helped would dispart now and now combine, Zealous to hasten the work, heighten their master his praise!
"Browning and the Dramatic Monologue" by S. S. Curry
Where dost thou listen to the wide halloos Of thy disparted nymphs?
"Life of John Keats" by Sidney Colvin
The king mounteth upon his palfrey, and good convoy he hath of his wolf, who would not be disparted from him, but kept always at his stirrup.
"Tales from the Old French" by Various
Her throat arched and flexed and was restless; and her lovely disparted bosom filled and waned.
"What Will People Say?" by Rupert Hughes
The flood disparts: behold!
"Harper's Magazine, Vol III, June 1851" by Various

In poetry:

Lord, is it true? Oh, vision high!
The clouds of heaven dispart;
An opening depth of loving sky
Looks down into my heart!
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
To me thy softest zephyrs breathe
Of sorrow's soul-disparting tone;
To me thy most attractive wreath
Seems tinged with human blood alone.
"Lines on the Opening of a Spring Campaign" by Amelia Opie
Breathless I watch a noble vessel come
Tented with sail and happy as for home:
Forward she bounds, when swift the moonlit gleam
Disparts our shadowy dream.
"Silence And Solitude" by Annie Adams Fields