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The officer’s plan, however, appears to have been a misfire.
AN OFFICER PLAYED A TAYLOR SWIFT SONG TO KEEP HIS RECORDING OFF YOUTUBE. INSTEAD IT WENT VIRAL.JULIAN MARKJULY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The misfire reminded us of journalism’s infamous 2018 “pivot,” in which news sites reassigned reporters en masse to manufacture ultra-short text-on-screen videos before brutally firing everyone.
THE BIGGEST TECHNOLOGY FAILURES OF 2020DAVID ROTMANDECEMBER 31, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
In the case of a misfire, don't open the bolt immediately, as it may be a hangfire.
MANUAL FOR NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND PRIVATES OF CAVALRY OF THE ARMYWAR DEPARTMENT.
The only thing which is unlikely is that the primer would be dented on the misfire?
WARREN COMMISSION (3 OF 26): HEARINGS VOL. III (OF 15)THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
It is a misfire, and the two men ride triumphantly on into the plains.
HANDS UP; OR THIRTY-FIVE YEARS OF DETECTIVE LIFE IN THE MOUNTAINS AND ON THE PLAINSD. J. COOK
His ears strained for misfire of the engine, if it stopped he would be hurled to earth.
THE TRAIL OF THE HAWKSINCLAIR LEWIS
Clovis swore horribly under his breath; the miracle was an obvious misfire.
BEASTS AND SUPER-BEASTSSAKI
The seasoning was rather crude, consisting of powder taken from a misfire cartridge, which Jack happened to have in his belt.
CHIQUITA, AN AMERICAN NOVELMERRILL TILESTON
"Misfire threw him off," exclaimed the spectators afterward.
THE ADVENTURES OF BOBBY ORDESTEWART EDWARD WHITE
Simultaneously one cylinder starts to misfire, and then another.
ACROSS AMERICA BY MOTOR-CYCLEC. K. SHEPHERD
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WORDS RELATED TO MISFIRE

  • aborted
  • be lost
  • broke down
  • came to nothing
  • collapsed
  • fell
  • fell through
  • lurched
  • miscarried
  • misfired
  • sank
  • sprawled
  • staggered
  • stumbled
  • submerged
  • submersed
  • tripped
  • went down
  • went lame
  • went to bottom
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