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  • n. A length of cord about a metre long with a narrow cylindrical weight at one end and loops at the other. Used for cleaning rifle barrels, by pulling through a piece of cloth.
  • v. to come through pain and trouble through perseverance
  • v. to clean the barrel of a firearm using a pull through

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. bring into safety
  • v. continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)


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  • But now that you're here ... well, I'm very hopeful they'll both pull through this just fine, Miss McCully.

    Moon Shadow

  • A lariat, a small rope of buffalo or raw hide, is thrown over a branch and secured; one end of it is placed in the hands of the woman, and she is allowed to pull through as best she may. 121 This would prove that during the pains, and the expulsion of the child, the patient raises herself by the lariat, and thus assumes the semi-recumbent position.

    Labor Among Primitive Peoples


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