Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1An old-fashioned type of gun fired by a spark from a flint.
- ‘What really happens once the episode concludes with its trite little ending is that the Klingons replace the flintlocks with Uzis, and the Federation ups the ante.’
- ‘Modern-day pirates have traded in galleons and flintlocks for high-speed motor launches and semi-automatic rifles.’
- ‘I love the way they arrange the swords and old flintlocks in criss-cross patterns up the wall.’
- ‘Clint is a true historian of personal arms, and has experienced and experimented with arms of all types, from flintlocks to belt-fed full auto.’
- ‘One carried an old-fashioned rifle that looked like a flintlock.’
- ‘Imagine where we would be if gun makers believed the flintlock could not be improved.’
- ‘His interest in the historical development of firearms motivated him to study, shoot and collect nearly every type of firearm from flintlocks to full-autos.’
- ‘This system of firearms ignition replaced the flintlock in the early 19th century.’
- ‘From the other side of the duck pond, Pete draws his flintlock and fires at the boat.’
- ‘Guns November issue featured a review of two very fine smoothbore flintlocks by Caywood Gunmakers.’
- ‘In Washington D.C., the cradle of freedom, you are allowed to own plugged muzzleloaders, fake flintlocks and dismantled cap-and-ball revolvers if the caps and balls are stashed in other jurisdictions.’
- ‘I yelled and he hurled himself to the side as the gun came up and I dodged frantically as the flintlock flared and filled the room with noise and smoke and something smashed splinters from the doorframe behind my head.’
- ‘The rifle used by this actor-marksman is one of a pair of .54-caliber Lancaster County flintlocks, crafted in the early 1800's style by historian and master gun maker Mike Branson.’
- ‘Like Minutemen equipped with flashlights instead of flintlocks, Smith's volunteers must be ready for action at short notice.’
- ‘I'm sure that I have heard many gun rights supporters say that ‘every colonist had a flintlock over the mantle’ or words to that effect.’
- ‘The leader likewise finds a firearm, suddenly remembering the flintlock tucked into his sash.’
- ‘The French Marine would show the students how to load and fire a flintlock, and how to make a fire with flint and steel.’
- ‘He met my gaze and took a couple of steps toward me, a hand moving toward the hilt of a flintlock.’
- 1.1The lock on a flintlock gun.
- ‘It tossed a foot-long wooden truncheon onto a table beside a flintlock pistol and flopped down into a chair, snarling all the while.’
- ‘I've hunted game from rabbit to elk with flintlock rifles and smoothbores with great success and satisfaction.’
- ‘Loaded loosely, the lower barrel produces hang fires reminiscent of flintlock ignition.’
- ‘It was an old flintlock pistol, with four barrels.’
- ‘The Glock 9mm has about as much relationship to the flintlock pistol as a Ford Taurus does to a saddle horse.’
- ‘Decked in pitch-black garb, a flintlock pistol held tightly in each hand, Nathaniel watched as the dim curtain of midday crept over the autumn scarlet of the forest.’
- ‘In the firearms field, flintlock smoothbore muskets gave way to percussion-capped, rifled muskets.’
- ‘‘When I saw the Mexican army up on the hill there and there I was in my full rig - with my flintlock rifle - it got kind of spooky,’ he added.’
- ‘Recently he built a flintlock double rifle intended for dangerous game hunting in Africa.’
- ‘I was interested in a flintlock smoothbore typical of the French and Indian War period.’
- ‘Out of the corner of her eye, she saw a shadow walking towards Brad holding an old flintlock rifle.’
- ‘Aside from a few shotguns, most were flintlock rifles, kept more for hunting game than fighting.’
- ‘At any time during a political debate Washington was permitted to remove a flintlock pistol from his trousers and shoot off a finger of his rival.’
- ‘Side plates are decorative additions placed on the lateral margins of flintlock muskets opposite the lock plate.’
- ‘As with the flintlock gun, the damage inflicted with a hit will be devastating.’
- ‘It was actuated by stepping on it or by tripping a wire along the ground that released a flintlock igniter to fire the main charge.’
- ‘But colonists' victories were rare in the first half of a war that saw more than a dozen towns burned and entire companies ambushed by Indian marksmen firing flintlock muskets.’
- ‘Muskets spanned the transition from matchlock, through wheel lock and flintlock, to percussion.’
- ‘Thirteen individual steps were required to load and fire a historic reproduction flintlock musket.’
- ‘And in that society it was looked upon as the right to bear a flintlock rifle was a right that ought to be possessed.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.