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  • v. Present participle of pistol.

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Examples

  • The "huge cove" with the red beard was presumably Chaplain George Smith, but Flashman is probably mistaken in describing him as "pistolling", since the Chaplain was foremost in the vital work of carrying ammunition.

    Watershed

  • They seized hold of an Englishman the other day, and were very nearly pistolling him.

    Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo

  • A young man was instructed how to "make his head" early in life, and to acquire the gentle art of pistolling his friends, when now he would be studying Greek under

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 103, May, 1866

  • The last of these, at Folkestone Court, in May, was remarkable for the cold-blooded pistolling of the page, who surprised the masked and solitary burglar.

    The Hound of the Baskervilles

  • The buccaneers apparently then cleared away the stragglers, by pistolling them wherever they could find them.

    On the Spanish Main Or, Some English forays on the Isthmus of Darien.

  • He was thinking swiftly, reckoning the chances if by pistolling Ogle he were to provoke a mutiny.

    Captain Blood

  • What has the Englishman of to-day in common with that rather lovable fop, drunkard and bully who would faint with ecstasy over Byron's _Parisina_ after pistolling his best friend in a duel about a wench or a lap-dog?

    Old Calabria

  • The pistolling of the Admiral de Coligny has given them a taste of blood, and they may have a fancy for killing Luteranos.

    The Path of the King

  • Folkestone Court, in May, was remarkable for the cold-blooded pistolling of the page, who surprised the masked and solitary burglar.

    The Hound of the Baskervilles

  • "I doubt much whether it was quite wise of you, assuming that you expected to find me here, to have come without that pistolling retinue with which you provided yourself last time."

    The Light of Scarthey

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