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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REVOLVER

On reaching them Mr. Monger found he had dropped his revolver.

Andrew sat in the dark, hurriedly going over his rifle and his revolver.

He had his revolver on the fellow in the instant, and yet he held his fire.

But presently a man was sent out of the car at the point of Clune's revolver.

He whirled to receive the muzzle of a revolver in his stomach.

He drew his revolver, and with the heavy butt banged loudly on the door.

He had reached for his revolver at his side, in the dream, and had found nothing.

France is competing alarmingly with us in the use of the revolver.

Burke stood just within the library, a revolver pointed menacingly.

After his survey he went behind the bar and got the revolver from under an overturned pail.

WORD ORIGIN

type of pistol, 1835, agent noun from revolve. So called by U.S. inventor Samuel Colt (1814-1862) for its revolving chamber cylinder.

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