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  • U.S. Capitol Police claimed at the time that White sped away from the stop in his white, 1999 Mercedes Benz, nearly hit two officers, crashed into a police cruiser and fired at officers with a compact, pistol-like assault weapon.

    Parents sue Capitol Police in shooting

  • As Sandra and I struggled with George on the edge of the cliff there was a pistol-like "pop," and George collapsed in release.

    Richard Bangs: Climbing the Killer Prince -- Merapi Volcano of Java, Part 2

  • He wheeled about to look into the grim visage of the Secret Service operative who had first accosted him and into the violet glare of light that sprang from a pistol-like contrivance that was thrust in his face.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • He displayed a small pistol-like contrivance which Roy at once recognized as one of the little disintegration-ray projectors which had proved so effective at Munan.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • Then he pulled his bayonet and sawed the hose through and tossed the pistol-like igniter housing away.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • He lifts the long pistol-like lighter in his hand.

    Some Fun

  • They wielded lances as well as different examples of the complex, pistol-like barbolts.

    Running From The Deity

  • The colonel's hand blurred to his belt, and a pistol-like sidearm appeared.

    Alector's Choice

  • The farmer holding up the pistol-like handles of the double-shovel cultivator, the cotton rope reins strung around his sun-brown neck, never knew the difference.

    Deuces Wild

  • If the late Richard Wagner, however, had been present he could have scored the performance for a full orchestra; and with all its weird grunts and roars, and pistol-like finger clicks, and its elongated words and thigh slaps, it would have been a masterpiece.

    Travels in West Africa

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