from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the general form of a pistol — that is, partly straight, with a curved addition or extension like the stock of a pistol.


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  • This was what Israeli rightists and settlers had warned would happen: Handed over to the Palestinians, a pistol-shaped Gaza would become a deadly weapon pointed straight at the heart of Israel.

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  • Instead, they have relied on sales of souvenir coonskin caps modeled on the one supposedly worn by Mr. Crockett, toy "Bowie" knives and pistol-shaped shot glasses in their own Alamo gift shop to provide more than 90% of the site's roughly $5 million annual budget.

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  • The Cryerer sat awed amid the wreckage, pulling the trigger of the pistol-shaped controller.

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  • The shortages and delays have forced US and Jordanian trainers to improvise their way through the program, including purchasing pistol-shaped cigarette lighters for use in arrest drills and using their own cars for driver training.

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  • But these were stun guns of an entirely different order from the pistol-shaped weapon one might associate with the name.

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  • Even as Tiffany remembered how an earlier student had disappeared behind a van and never emerged, the former Goth reached into her purse -- a voluminous string handbag that could have held all of the anatomy student's books and notebooks with room to spare -- and extracted a pistol-shaped object with a fat handgrip and a bulbous barrel.

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  • Quark riffled through the drawer and finally pulled out a pistol-shaped object covered with Ferengi designs.

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  • He pulled a pistol-shaped hypodermic gun from the box and dialed a number on the side.

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  • They began to fire at it with the pistol-shaped weapons.

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  • _ -- The small caterpillars live in pistol-shaped or cigar-shaped cases, about 1/4 in. long.

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