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  • n. Plural form of bandoleer.


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  • Extra bandoleers of cartridges hung over their shoulders, which he knew they would need.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • I could see two of the enemy carrying several extra M-16 rifles and a bunch of bandoleers of ammunition.

    Michael Craig Campbell

  • It doesn't take long for the action, adventure, and adrenaline to pull you into the distant valleys with "their spidery networks … of unseen trails" where you will begin to the feel "bandoleers of ammunition digging into" Mellas's neck, and the "mud sucking on his boots."

    The Book on Vietnam

  • Without her I wouldn't have the mental image of Dick Cheney decked out like Rambo with a belt fed machine gun in one hand, and bandoleers crossed over his ripped chest, standing in the city street in front of some WW2 tanks.

    Tired of pink men.

  • Instead we wore the equivalent of NASCAR jumpsuits bedecked with varying vintage shout-outs, bandoleers of band buttons and ironic body accouterments.

    The Insular Decade

  • McVeigh's narrow chest was crisscrossed with bandoleers filled with ammo; he carried a rifle with a scope, a sawed-off shotgun and two pistols.

    The Plot

  • Pleasantly weary, he stretched out on a rope bed, eavesdropping on his father's guests and supplicants -- smoky, piratical gatherings in the hujera's great room, with hubble-bubble hookahs and high-caliber bandoleers, lulling him to sleep with the streamside murmur of their mutter and growl, and the whine and hum of their radio, beaming news from the great beyond.

    Excerpt: The Warlord's Son by Dan Fesperman

  • One skeleton lady is a revolutionary señorita, with crossed bandoleers, another a vamp with low-cut dress exposing a daring breastbone and ribs.

    Gringos in Paradise

  • Crouched in the shadows behind a drape of vines, Rick Callahan held his breath as a guard wearing bandoleers and carrying an AK-47 moved past and headed toward the front of the building.

    Unfinished Business

  • They were poorly dressed, and all armed with knives and cheap sabres, hanging to leathern bandoleers: in language and demeanour they showed few remains of their old ferocity.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah


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