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  • A rifle-bearing soldier leads the way, but only by the tiniest of margins, followed by an engineer in a hard hat.

    North Korean elite secretly jostle for the reins of power

  • My hands bear as many callouses as my soldier's rifle-bearing hands, but my heart is just as proud.

    What Would You Say? - SpouseBUZZ

  • We walked perhaps four miles altogether after leaving the town, with the rifle-bearing man trailing behind us, until Mahmoud touched my elbow and led me off the road into an almost imperceptible path through a thicket of some Palestinian cousin of the gorse, all spine and grab.

    O Jerusalem

  • Pictures of rifle-bearing soldiers getting off a military transport plane at Kinshaha's N'djili aiport were broadcast by the station.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • There was Crockett, the Georgian, who had been an Internal Revenue officer, and had waged perilous war on the rifle-bearing "moonshiners."

    I. Raising the Regiment

  • A very short experience with the rifle-bearing portion of mankind changes the big-horn into a quarry whose successful chase taxes to the utmost the skill alike of still-hunter and of mountaineer.

    The Big-Horn Sheep

  • We may safely assume that all lands well suited to agriculture, mining and grazing will become populated by rifle-bearing men, with the usual result to the wild mammals and birds.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life Its Extermination and Preservation

  • They seemed to be unguarded and left entirely to their own devices, but the moment they attempted to go beyond the noisy limits of the camp they were confronted by a rifle-bearing young warrior who sternly motioned them back.

    At War with Pontiac The Totem of the Bear

  • Crockett, the Georgian, who had been an Internal Revenue officer, and had waged perilous war on the rifle-bearing "moonshiners."

    The Rough Riders

  • The acquisition of the territory must be set down to the credit of these soldiers and statesmen, representing the nation in its collective capacity; though in the case of New Mexico there would of course ultimately have been a direct pressure of rifle-bearing settlers upon the people of the ranches and the mud-walled towns.

    The Winning of the West, Volume 4 Louisiana and the Northwest, 1791-1807

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