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synonyms for rifling

  • rip
  • burglarize
  • burgle
  • despoil
  • grab
  • gut
  • loot
  • pillage
  • plunder
  • rob
  • rummage
  • sack
  • strip
  • take
  • trash
  • waste
  • go through
  • rip off
  • smash and grab
  • tip over
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antonyms for rifling

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  • build
  • give
  • offer
  • protect
  • receive
  • save
  • order
  • organize
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How to use rifling in a sentence

It’s 18 degrees but feels much colder thanks to a rifling northwest wind and an army of sun-blotting clouds racing overhead.
SKIING WEST VIRGINIA’S ‘CANADIAN VALLEY’ IN A BANNER SEASONJOHN BRILEYFEBRUARY 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The gunsmith was so impressed by the boy and his accomplishment that, after rifling the barrel, he fitted it with a lock.
THE WONDER BOOK OF KNOWLEDGEVARIOUS
These other marks were made by the rifling of the barrel a barrel like this one.'
TRENT'S LAST CASEE.C. (EDMUND CLERIHEW) BENTLEY
The little uplift of mood, coincident with the rifling of Riggs's person, had not worn over to this evening camp.
THE MAN OF THE FORESTZANE GREY
But the trouble was unknown, and they might end up rifling or pinwheeling if they didn't let bad enough alone.
TIGHT SQUEEZEDEAN CHARLES ING
I went down stairs, and saw one of the villains cutting Mrs. Williamsons throat, and rifling her pockets.
THE CHRONICLES OF CRIME OR THE NEW NEWGATE CALENDAR. V. 1/2CAMDEN PELHAM
Its double barrel, date of the rifling, and the fact of its having a steel ramrod, all make it remarkable.
ARMOUR IN ENGLANDJ. STARKIE GARDNER
Then you think the lack of rifling on the bullet might be the opening wedge to catching the man who shot Stockbridge?
WHISPERING WIRESHENRY LEVERAGE
I have caught this man under suspicious circumstances in the very act of rifling my effects.
THE PASSENGER FROM CALAISARTHUR GRIFFITHS
The gun, therefore, has formed in its bore a very slow screw-thread called "rifling," from a French word meaning a screw.
THE ROMANCE OF WAR INVENTIONSTHOMAS W. CORBIN
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