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The war services were honeycombed with men who were big-gun experts.

Big-gun teaching is amusing; trigger-teaching is suggestive.

I am sure tens of thousands of rifle-cartridges were fired at them, and hundreds of rounds of big-gun shells.

A nineteen-year-old big-gun pointer sits atop of his bicycle saddle, and the enemy fleet is swinging into range.

In big-gun teaching the teacher thinks; in trigger-teaching the teacher thinks how to get his scholars to think.

Big-gun teaching develops the teacher; trigger-teaching develops the scholar.

Big-gun teaching parades; trigger-teaching stays in the tent and issues orders.

On the contrary, the trigger-teacher has to put ten times more of himself into every lesson than the big-gun teacher.

Let no one pass from big-gun teaching to trigger-teaching with the idea that the latter will prove the easier.

They reckon Tosher is push-and-go stuff, and want to rig me out as a big-gun in the fightin business.

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