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  • n. Plural form of gunsel.


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  • Packed with the patter of gunsels and molls in dimly lit, smoke-filled rooms, noir doesn't get much "noirer" than this.

    John Farr: Classic "Under The Radar" Gangster Movies

  • The difference between real gunsels and the wannabes is like the difference between real mechanics and the guys who just like loud noises.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Pretend “Gun-Free” School Zones: A Deadly Legal Fiction 

  • Kitty, whose life of privilege disappeared when her father killed himself after the 1929 stock market crash, brings a peculiarly ironic point of view, filtering the tough guys, broads, gats, and gunsels through a patrician context that makes all the hard-boiled posturing seem as silly as high-society tomfoolery.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • And by the way, gunsels aren't actually guys with guns...

    The sins of private eye writers

  • The cowboys, romans, and gunsels turn out to be robots, and the Legionnaires prevail through ingenuity and willpower, but Mayavale gets away, promising to return.

    The Maundering Madness of Doctor Mayavale: Legion of Superheroes #268

  • It seems, though, that the "criminal community" has shown remarkable prescience: bracketing for a moment the dreadful series of recent handgun homicides in Toronto, of which the young gunsels themselves have been predominantly the victims, its members seem to have been taking an extended holiday.

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • One of the Irish gunsels, astonished because there had been no gun sound, blew back away from the faded red hood of the truck.

    Black Friday

  • By the mid-1950s, however, the growing explicitness of these tales of gumshoes, gunsels, lies and larceny caused church groups and politicians to see them as a major cause of juvenile delinquency.

    NPR Topics: News

  • And these kiddie gunsels are more dangerous than the adults.

  • Perhaps inspired by Ditko's Dr. Strange, there's a larger emphasis on the more fantastic inter-dimensional elements of the early Golden Age tales, rather than the grisly modes of justice dispensed by The Spectre on criminals, which is to me, the major appeal of the character, but since the ongoing debate as to whether there's any justice in life will probably continue long after we're all dust, seeing old white-face get all medieval on some low-rent gunsels is a satisfactory vicarious substitute.

    The Many Deaths Of The Spectre - Part 2


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