Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To divide into parts; separate; sever.
- 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.
- To make allowance for the dispart in, when taking aim.
- To separate; open; break up.
- n. 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. A dispart-sight.
- v. To part, separate.
- v. obsolete To divide, divide up, distribute.
- v. transitive To furnish with a dispart sight.
- v. transitive To make allowance for the dispart in (a gun), when taking aim.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. Archaic To part asunder; to divide; to separate; to sever; to rend; to rive or split
- v. To separate, to open; to cleave.
- n. (Gun.) The difference between the thickness of the metal at the mouth and at the breech of a piece of ordnance.
- n. (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.
- v. (Gun.) To make allowance for the dispart in (a gun), when taking aim.
- v. (Gun.) To furnish with a dispart sight.
- From Italian dispartire and its source, Latin dispartire. (Wiktionary)
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“Therefore, when the established sights are not furnished, or have become unserviceable, wooden dispart-sights lashed on the reinforce should be immediately substituted.”
“In case the ordinary sights should be lost or rendered useless, tangent firing may be resorted to against ships, by pointing with the wooden dispart-sight at such part of the ship as the Tables indicate for the distance, and according to the class of gun in use at the time.”
“Half the difference between the diameters of the gun at the base-ring and swell of the muzzle, or at any intermediate point on the line of metal, will give the proper height of the dispart-sight at the point where the least diameter was taken, to which must be added the height of the lock-piece above the base-ring, in order to get a line of sight over it, parallel to the axis of the bore.”
“The uppermost line on the stem marked level is the zero of the other graduations, and when adjusted to the level of the top of the sight-box, the bottom of the notch in the head of the breech-sight and the apex of the reinforce-sight show the dispart of the gun.”
“Sights should invariably be made so that the level line on the stem will correspond with the bottom of the head when it rests on the sight-box, and thus secure a dispart-sight in case of accident to the screw in the sight-box.”
“A dispart sight (an instrument similar to the modern infantry rifle sight), which compensated for the difference in diameter between the breech and the muzzle, was used in 1610, but the average artilleryman still aimed by sighting over the barrel.”
“Nor is it worth while to go into the description of various minor points of refinement about the gun mounting, such as the very exposed long tangent scale seen in the figure, by which the elevation or depression is read off, nor the still more exposed and rather ricketty arrangement by which the rear sight is arranged to rise and fall with the gun, and allowance for dispart avoided.”
“The black mass of a boat appeared in the V of the dispart sight, and he waved his hand to Bush.”
“Germany for fifty years and then dispart, when the blood has learned to flow strongly from the new flesh to the heart!”
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