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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.
Lt Watkins, the only officer left, placed himself at the head of his men and under short-range fire charged two machine gun posts in succession, personally killing or wounding the occupants with his Sten gun.
The stolen car led police to search the suspects' houses and in one, in Old Swan, they uncovered 50 rounds of ammo and what is believed to be a Sten gun.
The British STEN gun has been described as a plumber's nightmare, but it's actually not that bad.
Tovey, who wore the same striped shirt and red tie throughout the trial, admitted possessing a prohibited Sten gun, a pistol, a SPAZ pump-action shotgun, a shortened Kestrel shotgun, a night-stick adapted to fire one shotgun round and 12 rounds of 9mm ammunition.
The weapons included a Second World War Sten gun, .
Loner David Tovey's astonishing arsenal included home-made napalm, shotguns, a Sten gun, a grenade and thousands of rounds of ammunition.
303 bolt operated rifles whichwere superseded by the excellent sten gun, as and when they became available.
That was in a rickety asbestos-clad bungalow known as Majoda, from which the family had to flee in 1945 after a livid neighbour, suspecting that his wife was involved in a menage a trois with Dylan and his wife Caitlin, strafed the house with a Sten gun.
When he found an anti-tank gun his Sten gun jammed, so he threw it in the German's face and shot him with his pistol before he had time to recover.