Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A gun fired as a signal at a fixed hour of the day, or at the time set for any enterprise or undertaking.

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Examples

  • This is the time-gun by which people set their watches, as far as the sea coast or in hill farms upon the Pentlands. —

    Edinburgh Picturesque Notes

  • When the time-gun boomed, Bobby was let out for his midday meal at Mr. Traill's and for a noisy run about the neighborhood to exercise his lungs and legs.

    Greyfriars Bobby

  • Two hundred feet above it the time-gun was mounted in the half-moon battery on an overhanging, crescent-shaped ledge of rock.

    Greyfriars Bobby

  • "Weel, noo, he wullna hae 'is dinner till the time-gun."

    Greyfriars Bobby

  • More in harmony with its stirring history was the report of the time-gun.

    Greyfriars Bobby

  • Before the man had got his wits about him the time-gun boomed from the

    Greyfriars Bobby

  • And he whirled like a rotary sweeper in the dusty road and yelped when the time-gun, in the half-moon battery at the left of the gate and behind him, crashed and shook the massive rock.

    Greyfriars Bobby

  • Fifteen minutes after the report of the time-gun on Monday, when the bells were playing their merriest and the dining-rooms were busiest,

    Greyfriars Bobby

  • It was just before the report of the time-gun that two policemen cleared the stairs, shrouded Auld Jock in his own greatcoat and plaid, and carried him down to the court.

    Greyfriars Bobby

  • When the time-gun boomed from Edinburgh Castle, Bobby gave a startled yelp.

    Greyfriars Bobby

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