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They were so clogged with dust, however, as to be almost unserviceable, and their ammunition was expended.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
Think of Scotland, with its rocky seaboard of 1500 miles: only eight life-boats, and some of these 'quite unserviceable!'
CHAMBERS'S EDINBURGH JOURNAL, NO. 445VARIOUS
A most portentous note on the chart informs us, that 'about one-half of the boats are unserviceable!'
CHAMBERS'S EDINBURGH JOURNAL, NO. 445VARIOUS
Such a mode of constructing canoes might serve well enough for river navigation, but would be unserviceable for sea craft.
THE EVOLUTION OF CULTUREAUGUSTUS HENRY LANE-FOX PITT-RIVERS
To his disappointment he found most of the rifles in unserviceable condition, covered with rust and verdigris.
THE DOOMSMANVAN TASSEL SUTPHEN
All manner of articles, both serviceable and unserviceable, for the Klondike business were displayed, mostly in cramped quarters.
APPLETONS' POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY, JUNE 1899VARIOUS
Their unserviceable canoes were commonly broken up and applied to this use.
AN ACCOUNT OF THE ENGLISH COLONY IN NEW SOUTH WALES, VOL. 1DAVID COLLINS
Even upon such a supposition, I hope my long residence here will not have been wholly unserviceable to our country.
THE DIPLOMATIC CORRESPONDENCE OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, VOL. VIIIVARIOUS
This now unserviceable knowledge is neatly inclosed in the outgrown shell he threw off two or three years ago.
NEW CHRONICLES OF REBECCAKATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN
Rifles and Lewis guns needed the greatest care to prevent them from becoming clogged with mud and unserviceable.
THE HISTORY OF THE 51ST (HIGHLAND) DIVISION 1914-1918FREDERICK WILLIAM BEWSHER
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