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Derringer   Listen
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Derringer  n.  A kind of short-barreled pocket pistol, of very large caliber, often carrying a half-ounce ball.






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"Derringer" Quotes from Famous Books



... whoop, lifting his long, glittering knife for a rush upon the prostrate pale-face. It might have been a perilous rush, for Pine's hands came right out of his pockets, and each held a short-barrelled "Derringer" pistol, ready cocked. They are terrible weapons, but the miner had no occasion to use either of them. The line of the barrier and of the adjacent rocks seemed to dance with blue flashes and with puffs of ...
— Two Arrows - A Story of Red and White • William O. Stoddard

... gesture. "Quite clear, Mr. Barry. Trust me to settle the Greek. But be careful of Rawlings, he always carries a derringer and might put a bullet into you before you could ...
— Edward Barry - South Sea Pearler • Louis Becke

... with a derringer by his side and a bullet in his heart, though still calm as in life, beneath the snow lay he who was at once the strongest and yet the weakest of ...
— The Great English Short-Story Writers, Vol. 1 • Various

... of us is quite that. But did you ever really study—boxing?" At the last word Gibbs reeled under a blow in the face; his revolver, going off harmlessly, was snatched from him, Maxime's derringer missed also, and Gibbs swayed, bleeding and sightless, from Hilary's blows with the butt of the revolver. Presently down he lurched insensible, Hilary going half-way with him but recovering and turning to the aid of his friend. Maxime tore loose from his opponent, beseeching the bull-drivers ...
— Kincaid's Battery • George W. Cable



Words linked to "Derringer" :   shooting iron, pistol, handgun



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