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Machine gun   /məʃˈin gən/   Listen
Machine gun

noun
1.
A rapidly firing automatic gun (often mounted).



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"Machine gun" Quotes from Famous Books



... had a stun-pistol set for continuous fire. He used it like a hose or a machine gun, painstakingly sweeping it across the night before him, neither too fast nor too slowly. It affected the rushing followers of Lord Ghek exactly as if it had been an oversized meat-chopper. They went down. Only three men remained in their saddles—they'd probably been sheltered ...
— The Pirates of Ersatz • Murray Leinster

... front, this birdman, only an hour before! I was incredulous at first, for I still thought of distances in the old way. But I was soon convinced. Mounted on the hood was the competent-looking Vickers machine gun, with a long belt of cartridges in place, and on the side of the fuselage were painted the ...
— High Adventure - A Narrative of Air Fighting in France • James Norman Hall

... Gardner Machine Gun.—With three engravings showing the single barrel, two barrel, and ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 433, April 19, 1884 • Various

... now in sight. The German cause was doomed. One great victory remained to be gained, the clearing of the Argonne forest, wild, tangled, meshed with thousands of miles of barbed wire, crowded with machine gun nests and swept with a hurricane of shot and shell. But nothing could stop America's boys now that their blood was up, and they did much in helping to win here the final and greatest battle of the war. ...
— Army Boys on German Soil • Homer Randall

... of speed one of our planes shot toward one of the German planes and seemed almost to ride on top of it, all the while pouring into it a stream of machine gun bullets, the smoke of which we could see. When they separated, ours rose but the German shot downward, evidently out of control, and we held our breath in anxious joy as we watched him drop two thousand feet ...
— The Fight for the Argonne - Personal Experiences of a 'Y' Man • William Benjamin West

... turning to the two aviators. "There's a machine gun on it. We'll halt them yet. I better go with you. Some of the rest of you explore the interior here. They may not have ...
— Panther Eye • Roy J. Snell

... Government adopted a new Machine Gun, all the Reporters went over and interviewed Gen. James Henry Guff about it. He wrote a Magazine Article on the Mistakes of the British in South Africa and likewise got rid of a few ponderous Opinions on ...
— People You Know • George Ade

... sights: nobody any longer turned to stare at them. There were several dozen girls in the officers' school, trying for commissions. In all the larger cities there were infantry battalions of girls, Cossack troops, machine gun units, signallers; they had a medical corps ...
— The Crimson Tide • Robert W. Chambers

... On leaving the splendid trench which is called Zillebeke Road, I was silly enough to cross the exposed ground near the railway embankment. A machine gun thought it rather amusing to have a pot ...
— General Bramble • Andre Maurois

... me coming back that when they wanted Grant to do anything—they would string up Amos—poor old Amos! They made Grant stoop over and kiss the flag, while they kicked him; and they made him pull that machine gun around the lake. The fools brought it up from the camp in South Harvey." Brotherton's face quivered, but his tears were gone. He continued: "They strung poor old Amos up four times, Laura—four times, he says." Brotherton looked wearily into the street. "Well, ...
— In the Heart of a Fool • William Allen White

... "There's the machine gun; the signalling course,—you'll have to work hard on that, but I know you don't object,—and also revolver practice. Aren't ...
— Life in a Tank • Richard Haigh



Words linked to "Machine gun" :   stock, gunstock, automatic rifle, pip, Maxim gun, automatic gun, gun, machine rifle, Spandau, shoot, automatic, hit, automatic firearm, Browning machine gun, light machine gun, automatic weapon, peacemaker, Gatling gun



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