Sentence Examples


  • Rifled guns with shrapnel shell were considered more than sufficient to make good the slight advantage then conceded to the breech-loader.
  • Even in Mexican and Mayan sculptures the gods are arrayed in gorgeous breech-clouts.
  • The infantry and rifles are armed with small-bore magazine rifles, and the active artillery have steel breech-loaders with extreme ranges of 4150 to 4700 yds.
  • It is customary to ascribe their successes to the power of the breech-loader, but there were actions in which it played no part, cavalry versus cavalry encounters, and isolated duels between batteries which gave the Prussian gunners a confidence they had not felt when first crossing the frontier.
  • It has suffered considerably in modern times from the competition of other towns in this industry, especially since the introduction of the breech-loading rifle.