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  • That larger brotherhood, that truer sensibility, has already taught every spirited young lady of sufficient wealth and leisure to be thrilled at the prospect of having breakfast with a gun-man, lunch with a Sheik, and dinner with an Apache in Paris.

    G.K.'s Weekly - Christmas Must Go

  • He will have come to appreciate the great, pure, noble soul of Germany, and he will be sorrowing for his past like a converted gun-man at a camp meeting.

    Greenmantle

  • It was the practised whirl and flip of the finished gun-man.

    The Luck of the Mounted A Tale of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police

  • The ex-sheriff was no wrestler like Slavin, but he speedily demonstrated that he was a boxer, as well as a gun-man.

    The Luck of the Mounted A Tale of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police

  • Alfred, in addition to doubling the character of a young snob, afterwards a quick gun-man, also led the Indians 'attack on the wagon train.

    Watch Yourself Go By

  • He was the sheriff of some small town and had a bit of a reputation as a gun-man, and had come over with the district attorney to escort the chap back.

    The Grell Mystery

  • One of the Mexicans reached involuntarily for his gun, for he was a gun-man by training; while his companions felt for their knives, deadly weapons in a melee.

    Bar-20 Days

  • Others have tried it an 'failed, an' yo're no sleight-of-hand gun-man.

    Bar-20 Days

  • His low-hung holster tied securely to his trousers leg to assure smoothness in drawing, the restrained swing of his right hand, never far from the well-worn scabbard which sheathed a triggerless Colt's "Frontier" -- these showed the confident and ready gun-man, the man who seldom missed.

    Bar-20 Days

  • Shorty says he got his gun out and fired inside the time it'd take a common gun-man to wink twice.

    Alcatraz

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