Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of squirter or syringe used as a toy by boys.
“ The dinosaurs around his room — models, statues, pictures, posters, fossils, little plastic toys and even a squirt-gun — seemed to sympathize mutely with his suffering, but they could not feel his pain.”
“Friend of mine reports that one of the few intelligent things her mother did for her She had one of those relationships. was to give her a squirt-gun to kill the evil, child-eating radiators that would try to get her in her sleep.”
“At least we won't have to deploy the squirt-gun on neighborhood cats around the chickadee nest . . .”
“Who wants to have to empty the electronics before starting a squirt-gun war on a hot July day?”
“America's second oldest theme park has 67 rides, dozens of squirt-gun games and mobs of kids waving countless gobs of cotton candy.”
“There are 67 rides, dozens of squirt-gun games and mobs of kids waving countless gobs of cotton candy.”
“The little girl in the neighborhood never forgave me that our SHAZAM movie fell through, though in highschool I organized a game of "Killer" (everyone assigned a squirt-gun target) that ran for weeks and caused much havoc.”
“She rattled the wooden blinds, pulled books off shelves, and played “gravity experiments” paw-patting breakables off the mantel — all to invite games of squirt-gun tag.”
“Maryland, Mr. Stein notes, lost "every border dispute in which it engaged," but its reward was the striking contour of a squirt-gun -- a snub-nosed model, thanks to the Potomac River.”
“In the right-front seat was a serious-looking chap with a little Beretta squirt-gun.”
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