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A spokesperson for Baldwin described the incident as a misfire of a prop gun with blanks, which are used to imitate live ammunition.
A DEATH ON SET HAS REIGNITED DEBATE ABOUT HOLLYWOOD’S PENCHANT FOR FIREARMSCOURTNEY VINOPALOCTOBER 22, 2021QUARTZ
Actor Alec Baldwin, 63, shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, and director Joel Souza, 48, in an “accident…involving the misfire of a prop gun with blanks,” the producers of Rust said in a statement.
ALEC BALDWIN FATALLY SHOT A CINEMATOGRAPHER WITH A PROP GUNANANYA BHATTACHARYAOCTOBER 22, 2021QUARTZ
Instead, it’s just another promising project sunk by Hollywood hubris, a mediocre misfire with a few good moments that never really had the chance at being more than that, but certainly could have been so much less.
‘EVAN HANSEN’ IS BETTER THAN YOU THINK – AND THAT’S TOO BADJOHN PAUL KINGSEPTEMBER 30, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
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.
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WORDS RELATED TO MISFIRE

  • aborts
  • be loses
  • breaks down
  • collapses
  • comes to nothing
  • falls
  • falls through
  • goes down
  • goes lame
  • goes to bottom
  • lurches
  • miscarries
  • misfires
  • sinks
  • sprawls
  • staggers
  • stumbles
  • submerges
  • submerses
  • trips
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