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Preece maneuvered toward the ball as it floated toward him, then rifled it into the back of the net for the game-winning goal.

One of the Patriot Prayer supporters who carried an AR-15 rifle into the Statehouse was charged with pepper-spraying six police officers.

The officer who shot Lemp did so, prosecutors concluded, after Lemp ignored commands to raise his hands as he got out of his bed, grabbed an assault-style rifle and pointed it at the officer, the report said.

The post was accompanied by a selfie of Barnett with a rifle strapped to his chest.

The truck, parked across the street from the party offices and near the entrance to a Metro station, contained rifles and shotguns, a great deal of ammunition, and other unspecified material, these people said.

In their midst stands a soldier with the Lebanese armed forces in a red beret, sporting an assault rifle and an unblinking stare.

He used the powerful assault rifle issued to all guards on tower duty.

My rifle was in my shoulder in that familiar and powerful position.

I crossed the room with my rifle up, stood on top of the bed, and from my perch looked down at bin Laden.

At one point McShane stopped suddenly, and pointed to what looked like a rifle protruding from a window.

There was no fighting; a rifle shot now and then from the crests where we saw our fellows clearly.

One Turkish Company, about a hundred strong, was making an ugly push within rifle shot of our ship.

Our batteries last night did not fire a shot and the men had to drive back the enemy by rifle fire.

MacRae's seat, stone-marker, and aboriginal spearhead; the three lined up like the sights of a modern rifle.

In the fall the barrel of his rifle had been so covered with dead leaves and dust that he could not take aim.


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On this page you'll find 53 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rifle, such as: rip, burglarize, burgle, despoil, grab, and gut.

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