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synonyms for smoking gun

  • absolute indication
  • clue
  • conclusive evidence
  • corroboration
  • documentation
  • evidence
  • incontrovertible evidence
  • indisputable evidence
  • proof
  • straw in the wind
  • substantiation
  • support
  • sure sign
  • telltale
  • tip-off
  • unmistakable sign
  • verification
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He, with others, thinking the miss-sahib had gone to church, was smoking the hookah of gossip in a neighboring compound.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Columbus found the natives of San Salvador smoking after this manner.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
When Cortez made conquest of Mexico in 1519 smoking seemed to be a common as well as an ancient custom among the natives.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
This was no strange sight to the boy by that time, but it was awkward in the circumstances, for he had neither gun nor spear.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
In 1629 he found the Hurons smoking the dried leaves and stalks of the Tobacco plant or petune.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
He turned at the sound of my voice with vastly more concern than he'd betrayed under the muzzle of Piegan's gun.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
In most club card-rooms smoking is not permitted, but at the Pandemonium it is the fashion to smoke everywhere.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Every light in the hall was ablaze; every lamp turned as high as it could be without smoking the chimney or threatening explosion.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
The white men served their smoking cannon with a wild energy that, for a time, made the gallant nine equal to a thousand.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
He was a good judge of men, that eagle-faced major; he knew that the slightest move with hostile intent would mean a smoking gun.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
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