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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SCOPES

Our 'scopes on the Cometara had not been able to locate the projectile.

Did you ever sell any of these particular rifles with scopes and mounts?

Were these scopes and mounts purchased from the same source as the rifle itself?

But it was less the scopes of the films which made Carmen animate than it was the virile woman who played her.

The statement does not claim to be scientific; I mean that there were no 'meters or 'scopes of any kind used.

I know there was several different sizes of scopes on there.

He owned two hundert an' sebenty slaves, an' three, four, or five scopes o' lan'.

Did you have a similar number of scopes to mount during that time?

Lot of these guys like to get their scopes mounted just before they leave.

Have you ever worked with any rifles that came from Klein's in Chicago or mail-order rifles that came with scopes mounted on it?

WORD ORIGIN

"extent," 1530s, "room to act," from Italian scopo "aim, purpose, object, thing aimed at, mark, target," from Latin scopus, from Greek skopos "aim, target, watcher," from PIE *spek- "to observe" (cf. Sanskrit spasati "sees;" Avestan spasyeiti "spies;" Greek skopein "behold, look, consider," skeptesthai "to look at;" Latin specere "to look at;" Old High German spehhon "to spy," German spähen "to spy"). Sense of "distance the mind can reach, extent of view" first recorded c.1600.

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