from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the fulminate inside the base or head, and not intended to be reloaded after firing: said of a cartridge. Such cartridges may be either center-fire or rim-fire.


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  • - In single-fire glazing, the glaze shrinks less than the moist body.

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  • "The damn fool rode a single-fire saddle fo 'a job like that," said Sam.

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  • Yes, you can shoot single-fire weapons close to the rate of an RP90 and yes, you can get away with it in matchmaking, but for how long?

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  • When the rapid single-fire of Jamil’s pistol erupted from the other side, Horner assumed that Watson and Wildrick had been engaged.

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