cartridge-case love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A cartridge-box.
  • noun The tube in which the powder of a cartridge is contained. See cartridge.


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  • The dagger is stuck in this scarf, and a bandoleer slung over the shoulders carries the cartridge-case, powder-flask, flint and steel, priming-horn, and other necessaries.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • “You are sure that not a single cartridge-case was left in the flat?”

    Maigret in Society

  • This instrument, before loading, is invariably used, whilst the touch-hole or "vent" is covered by the thumb of the gunner especially numbered off for this important duty; and the air being thus excluded, the fire, which often remains within the bore, attached to either portions of cartridge-case or wadding, is extinguished.

    The Illustrated London Reading Book

  • The temperature is quickly raised until the contents of the cartridge-case flash off or explode, when the temperature is noted as the _firing point_.

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

  • The initial temperature is noted, and then the cartridge-case containing the explosive is inserted in the bath.

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

  • A thin copper cartridge-case, 5/8 inch in diameter and

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

  • In the older type of guns the silk cartridge-case was burned when the shot was fired.

    Famous Sea Fights From Salamis to Tsu-Shima

  • On beginning the experiment of determining the firing point of any explosive, the material in the bath is heated to just above the melting point; the thermometer is inserted in it, and a minute quantity of the explosive is placed in the bottom of the cartridge-case.

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

  • He had fired his rifle and had somehow managed to blow out the bolt; his scalp was torn to ribbons by the splinters of the burst cartridge-case.

    Homage to Catalonia

  • One side of the cross-stroke contained the cartridge-case plant, where presses formed sheet-steel cylinders, some as small as a round of pistol ammunition and some the size of ten-gallon kegs.

    The Cosmic Computer


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