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  • He saw that the little birds were all gone, and once he saw the glint of sunlight on a rifle-barrel.

    NEGORE, THE COWARD

  • "Is that thy business?" he snarled, shifting his rifle-barrel to the other hand.

    In The Time Of Light

  • To my delight, I found that it was quite loose, and I managed, using the rifle-barrel as a crowbar, to lever it out from the wall.

    The House on the Borderland

  • Edith crouched behind a broken pillar twenty feet away; slipped her rifle-barrel over it so that it would cover the opening.

    The Moon Pool

  • Would it not have been satisfactory to all concerned if it could have been proved that the rusty rifle-barrel lying among odds and ends in the barn was ever in the possession of Billy Too-gal

    Last Leaves from Dunk Island

  • The rifle-barrel had been dulled down against detection by reflection, and Harry's dark glasses protected him against the glare of the morning sun.

    This Crowded Earth

  • I turned at once to the woods, and could almost have sworn I caught a fleeting glimpse of a copper-colored hand, and the flash of a rifle-barrel.

    The Rose of Old St. Louis

  • His right hand was bleeding, from wounds of the bullet that had struck his rifle-barrel and sprayed hot lead into his flesh, and from the blows he had dealt in his fury amongst the mob.

    Trail's End

  • "A chunk" was any rest for the rifle -- a bowed limb cut from a tree, the fork of a limb driven firmly into the ground, a part of a log -- anything that was the height to give the needed low level to the rifle-barrel when the shooter lay sprawled behind the gun.

    Sergeant York And His People

  • "I will now go forward and hold parley," said Harry, as he wrapped a kerchief about the muzzle of his rifle-barrel.

    Deadwood Dick, The Prince of the Road or, The Black Rider of the Black Hills

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