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  • n. A toy gun for children with bullets in paper caps.


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  • "One of the greatest looming fears for bonds, inflation, appeared to come in the form of a cap-gun versus the expected AK-47," said Kevin Giddis , president of fixed income capital markets at Morgan Keegan Inc. in Memphis, Tenn.

    CPI Data Buoy Treasurys

  • As I slowly bend my arm down and to the left, a Pow! reverberates like a muted cap-gun shot up and down Blue John Canyon.

    Between a Rock and a Hard Place

  • On the word go, or a cap-gun blast, guests try to pass the orange to the next teammate in line, chin to chin.

    Swell Holiday

  • I also have less of an issue with water guns, than I do with the bang-bang cap-gun or pistol variety.

    Prague Monitor

  • The tweet went out to her seven followers, which is a cap-gun snap compared to the atomic number of followers that celebrities and other media personalities can command on a daily basis.

    Houston Press | Complete Issue

  • Police had gone to the Pittman house after the event and been shown the toy cap-gun. The Northern Star

  • Eventually he picked up the cap-gun from the lounge room and pointed it at Charles, again repeating his demand he leave. The Northern Star

  • The only gun brought into play, they said, was a broken plastic cap-gun Samuel used to try scaring Charles into leaving the house after he attacked John. The Northern Star

  • When channelled through the forward speakers gun effects come across like cap-gun fire, while the rear left and right speakers make efforts to add a little extra punch.

    DVD Times

  • After all what chance had a cap-gun or bow and arrow carrying warrior against those battle hardened ten year old commandos with We used to make Dutch Arrows using a 12 "garden cane with a dart flight at one end and the dart barrel at the other.

    Army Rumour Service


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