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- n. Obsolete form of big gun.
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The French ship received her with a broadside; then instantly let down her lower-deck ports, for fear of being bearded through them, and never afterwards fired a great gun during the action.
The boy had worked over the story in his mind and refined it until it had taken on all the earmarks of a great gun battle during which the boy had fought his way clear but Stobrod and Pangle had been captured and killed.
Fascists attacked the Karl Marx Houses and had a great gun battle, you know.
Very soon after his inauguration, the celebrated Jesse Mercer ” the great gun of the Baptist denomination in Georgia ” was invited to preach the funeral sermon of Governor Rabun.