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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MACHINE GUN

At the thought of the machine gun a sudden resolve gripped her.

I unfolded the tracing paper and found on it drawings of a machine gun.

We came across McConkey with his machine gun at a street corner.

Crossan was arguing with McConkey about the condition of the machine gun.

We have made a good gain and taken over 400 prisoners and a machine gun.

We have made about 500 prisoners and have captured a machine gun.

Gordon leaped in, to see a Municipal dropping the machine gun.

The fools had obviously expected the machine gun to do all the work.

They did all they could for him while I had to go back and get the machine gun that he had dropped.

We had but one case in the Machine Gun Section and that was not severe.

WORD ORIGIN

1870, from machine (n.) + gun (n.). As a verb from 1915. Related: Machine-gunned; machine-gunning.

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