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gun

Drug slang
noun A regional term for term for a syringe.

verb To inject an abuse substance—e.g., heroin.

Forensics
noun A weapon that fires projectiles capable of causing grievous bodily harm or killing a land-based target.
 
Vox populi
noun A device used to discharge a projectile in a targeted direction.

verb To target and attack another person, usually understood in a metaphorical sense, as in “To gun for someone”.

gun

noun Drug slang A regionally popular street term for a syringeVox populi A device used to discharge a projectile in a targeted direction. See Gene gun, Heavy guns verb Drug slang To inject an illicit drug–regionally popular.

gun

1. weapon for firing a projectile.
2. of the top rank, e.g. gun shearer.

balling gun
see balling gun.
dart gun
gun dog
one of the group of domestic dogs developed for use in hunting fowl. The dogs work with the hunter by detecting the scent of birds on the ground, then indicating their location (setters, pointers) or flushing them from the undergrowth, or by retrieving the fallen bird (retrievers). Called also sporting dogs.
drenching gun
a handheld metal automatic syringe capable of delivering a preset dose of agent, most commonly an anthelmintic, and with a variable dose up to about 4 oz or about 120 ml, via the mouth.
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His terror rose to desperation; he rained a shower of kicks and blows upon Gunpowder, hoping by a sudden movement to give his companion the slip; but the spectre started full jump with him.
They had now reached the road which turns off to Sleepy Hollow; but Gunpowder, who seemed possessed with a demon, instead of keeping up it, made an opposite turn, and plunged headlong down hill to the left.
The best thing in him was the gunpowder, and that was so wet with tears that it was of no use.
David," said Perry, immediately after his latest failure to produce gunpowder that would even burn, "one of us must return to the outer world and bring back the information we lack.
Another thing that surprised me was the fact that so much had been accomplished in so short a time, for I could not believe that I had been gone from Anoroc for a sufficient period to permit of building a fleet of fifty feluccas and mining iron ore for the cannon and balls, to say nothing of manufacturing these guns and the crude muzzle-loading rifles with which every Mezop was armed, as well as the gunpowder and ammunition they had in such ample quantities.
 Secretary Wilson became interested in gunpowder through an event
these bloody wars, to fellows who are contented to swallow gunpowder, because they have nothing else to eat.
But he was a man of more resources than I knew; searched the wood until he found the quill of a cushat-dove, which he shaped into a pen; made himself a kind of ink with gunpowder from his horn and water from the running stream; and tearing a corner from his French military commission (which he carried in his pocket, like a talisman to keep him from the gallows), he sat down and wrote as follows:
Where in the name of the Gunpowder Plot did you pick up this?
I wish I could collect all the Facts we hear so much about,' said Tom, spitefully setting his teeth, 'and all the Figures, and all the people who found them out: and I wish I could put a thousand barrels of gunpowder under them, and blow them all up together
Here's the house broken into,' said the doctor, 'and a couple of men catch one moment's glimpse of a boy, in the midst of gunpowder smoke, and in all the distraction of alarm and darkness.
All the first night we spent in mixing up some combustible matter, with aqua vitae, gunpowder, and such other materials as we could get; and having a good quantity of tar in a little pot, about an hour after night we set out upon our expedition.