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After all the "Bolton Baby" might miss fire by a second or two.

You don't want to miss fire when you get a chance to shoot at a fox.

Even with the most elaborate care it was liable to miss fire.

The peasants say that a knife has more shots in it than a revolver, and does not miss fire.'

Villiam assumed a thoughtful demeanor, and says he: "Is it a miss fire?"

There isn't one chance in a thousand for us to miss fire, but you must follow—not lead.

What if it should miss fire, or even if igniting, I should fail with it to light the dry leaves?

Because of their complexity and subtlety they often miss fire and fail of their purpose.

The revolver might miss fire, in which case all hope would be gone.

The hammer that struck this shell didn't hit true; not so far off as to miss fire, you understand, but it ain't in line exactly.

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