Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A gun constructed for propelling dynamite, nitroglycerin, or other high explosives, by means of steam or compressed air under high tension.
“In her cargo she is said to have carried three hundred rounds of ammunition for the famous dynamite-gun, so it is to be supposed that the terrible weapon is once more in working order.”
“Reports have come that the dynamite-gun, of which the Cubans were so proud, has proved a failure.”
“In their opinion the failure of the dynamite-gun has not been proved; it may be necessary to make some alterations to fit it for service in swampy countries, but that as a weapon it is still a success.”
“This fault is that the dynamite-gun has a habit of going off at both ends; that is to say, it is liable to explode both at the breech and the muzzle.”
“When he arrived before the town, he sent word to the mayor that he was about to open fire with his dynamite-gun, and he requested that all the women, children, and non-fighting men should be sent out of the city.”
“On receiving this cruel answer, Gomez opened fire, using his dreadful dynamite-gun.”
“I was merely projected about a thousand yards as though from a dynamite-gun, and then the brute tried to chew me up.”
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