Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Charged or loaded to the full; ready to be exploded or discharged.

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Examples

  • Engines are full-charged and we can run on them for weeks.

    Splinter Of The Mind's Eye

  • She had been prepared to kill herself at need; but her full-charged weapons emptied themselves futilely against a massive lock and she threw her vial of poison across the corridor and into an empty cell.

    Children of the Lens

  • The renegade did know weapons, and he studied these two with care, from the worn, rough-checkered grips and full-charged magazines to the burned, scarred, deeply-pitted orifices.

    Gray Lensman

  • Single phrases in the great scenes of the Sagas are full-charged with meaning to a degree hardly surpassed in any literature, certainly not in the literatures of medieval Europe.

    Epic and Romance Essays on Medieval Literature

  • This is as full-charged a portrait of human depravity as the gloomiest misanthrope could wish for.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 12, No. 347, December 20, 1828

  • After the expiration of a few minutes the full-charged clouds poured their deluge upon mother earth.

    By Water to the Columbian Exposition

  • The heroine, for instance, glides into life full-charged with rank, virtues, a name three-syllabled, and a white dress that never needs washing, ready to sail through dangers dire into a triumphant haven of matrimony; -- all the aristocrats have high foreheads and cold blue eyes; all the peasants are old women, miraculously grateful, in neat check aprons, or sullen-browed insurgents planning revolts in caves.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 50, December, 1861

  • At the time of which we write, the opinion of the local magistracy and that of the authorities at Dublin Castle was that Cork was a full-charged mine of "treason."

    Speeches from the Dock, Part I

  • The girl seized the wrinkled claw suddenly and pressed it with both of hers -- pressed it gratefully and with a full-charged heart.

    Sheila of Big Wreck Cove A Story of Cape Cod

  • I took to wandering aimlessly hither and thither, and chancing into the rocky cleft found lying three muskets and four pistols with bandoliers full-charged, together with a knife and a couple of swords; these I set orderly together and so wandered away again.

    Black Bartlemy's Treasure

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