from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A six-chambered revolver.
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- n. A revolver with a cylinder that holds six bullets.
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- n. a pistol with a revolving cylinder (usually having six chambers for bullets)
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Woody Guthrie once sang that “some will rob you with a six-gun, and some with a fountain pen.”
Bin Laden is not the only target at which this White House is pointing its six-gun.
Even if we go back to the campaign trail, before six-gun Ron shot off his face and developed hoof-in-mouth.
But my point this time: Sly with a six-gun against guys with AK47s?
( "Some will rob you with a six-gun/Some with a fountain pen," go the words to Woody Guthrie's ballad "Pretty Boy Floyd.")
This story line is full of victimized women and children, Wild West six-gun shoot-outs, hyper-masculinity, and epic heroism.
Like ol' Woody sed, "Some'll rob you with a six-gun and some with a fountain pen."
Or even reaching high: "Some will rob you with a six-gun"
Ringo does some serious six-gun violence to some bad guys while remarking, the sound of the Gion Shoja temple bells echoes the impermanence of all things; the color of the sala flowers reveals the truth that to florish is to fall.
Instead of a six-gun salute, Montalban will receive the more traditional mexican “dance in circles, yelling, and shooting into the air wildly” salute.
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