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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of pistol.


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  • It may naturally be supposed that I made all kinds of protestations to escape being piked or pistoled.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 55, No. 341, March, 1844

  • More than one Spanish sailor was pistoled as an example to the others.

    Young Glory and the Spanish Cruiser A Brave Fight Against Odds

  • Poor Rogers fought like a lion; but, being the centre of attraction on account of his uniform, he had his hands more than full, and though he pistoled two men and knocked an officer who would have seized him senseless with the butt-end of his empty revolver, he was finally brought off his horse with a pistol shot, and captured, more dead than alive, by the enemy.

    The Mysteries of Montreal Being Recollections of a Female Physician

  • To have pistoled him there and then as he deserved would have brought the household about my ears, and that would have defeated my object.

    The Suitors of Yvonne: being a portion of the memoirs of the Sieur Gaston de Luynes

  • They fell also upon one Mr. Greenway, of Lincoln's Inn, as he was walking with his sister in one hand and his mistress in the other (to whom, as I am informed, he was to have been married on Tuesday next), and pistoled him in the head, whereof he died immediately.

    The Love Letters of Dorothy Osborne to Sir William Temple, 1652-54

  • An officer in a scarlet coat galloped at me full tilt, snapped his pistol as he passed, wheeled, and attempted to ride me down at his sword's point, but Colonel Willett pistoled him as I parried his thrust with my rifle-barrel; and I saw his maddened horse bearing him away, he swaying horridly in his saddle, falling sidewise, and striking the ground, one spurred heel entangled in his stirrup.

    The Reckoning

  • He had overlooked those two poor seamen of his who had been impressed to bury the treasure, after which they were presumably to be pistoled or knocked on the head.

    Blackbeard: Buccaneer

  • "But if they have to come out singly, sir, and the sentries are ready-witted, why, your men may be cut down or pistoled in their tracks."

    Blackbeard: Buccaneer

  • She heard in her troubled ears the rush of mad waters; phantom voices cracked again in pistoled oaths at the horses, the fear of sudden death clutched at her heart, and in the dreadful dark a powerful arm caught her again and drew her, helpless, out of an engulfing flood.

    Laramie Holds the Range

  • Some religious men were brought prisoners before Captain Morgan; but he, being deaf to their cries, commanded them all to be pistoled, which was done.

    Great Pirate Stories


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