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(sten),
A statistical term that uses the standard deviation to convert data into standardized scores that define ten steps along a normal distribution, with five steps on either side of the mean.
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The entire lineup of British STEN guns has often been called "Plumbers' Nightmares" because they are so crudely made.
And perhaps not altogether good for you, when you felt you ought to be enlisting, or offering your services to a Sten gun factory or doing volunteer work in canteens.
For this issue we turn the pages back a bit further for a quick look at the British Sten gun.
The Sten gun was also linked to the slaughter by the Historical Enquiries Team investigation.
He talked to me about the profound pleasures of the countryside which surrounds the industrialised north east of Wales, where his real education was to take place - "haymaking, bird-nesting, rambling and climbing among woods, magnificent beeches, oaks, rummaging for bits of Sten gun in the scrap wagons, the abandoned mansion with its mysteries and terrors, tunnel of yews, owls, dread of school".
The Normandy Veteran It's many years since I last sat here Cold, wet and hungry, the purpose not clear We'd been told to stay here, not move, make a stand So there I was doing that, sten gun in my hand.
15 rifles, country-made Sten gun, country-made pistol and live bullets.
At that point in time, Israel's Defense Forces were armed with everything from German and Czech Model '98 Mausers to homegrown versions of the Sten gun.
As two Germans approached him, they were felled by fire from a Sten gun.
It was the type of maniacal "ack-ack-ack" that made me picture a Sten gun being emptied in an animal hospital full of cute fluffy bunny-wunnies.
Like the stuttering of a sten gun, Mohanty talks in every chapter about the golden years of the Cold War, the crisis of the early 1990s, and the consolidation and regeneration of the past decade.