Matvevna"* was the name his fancy gave to the farthest gun of the battery, which was large and of an old pattern.
he was saying as he moved from the gun, when a strange, unfamiliar voice called above his head: "Captain Tushin
peace was signed between the survivors of the war; the thunder of the guns gradually ceased, the mortars were silent, the howitzers were muzzled for an indefinite period, the cannon, with muzzles depressed, were returned into the arsenal, the shot were repiled, all bloody reminiscences were effaced; the cotton-plants grew luxuriantly in the well-manured fields, all mourning garments were laid aside, together with grief; and the Gun Club was relegated to profound inactivity.
Consequently, the clubrooms became deserted, the servants dozed in the antechambers, the newspapers grew mouldy on the tables, sounds of snoring came from dark corners, and the members of the Gun Club, erstwhile so noisy in their seances, were reduced to silence by this disastrous peace and gave themselves up wholly to dreams of a Platonic kind of artillery.
bullocks rolled their cuds, and answered both together: "The seventh yoke of the first gun
of the Big Gun
The squire raised his gun
, the rowing ceased, and we leaned over to the other side to keep the balance, and all was so nicely contrived that we did not ship a drop.
Second, that the gun
should be a Columbiad cast in iron, 900 feet long, and run perpendicularly into the earth.
Well, now let us separate," said Stepan Arkadyevitch, and limping on his left foot, holding his gun
in readiness and whistling to his dog, he walked off in one direction.
About five o'clock the gathering crowd in the station was immensely excited by the opening of the line of communica- tion, which is almost invariably closed, between the South- Eastern and the South-Western stations, and the passage of carriage trucks bearing huge guns
and carriages crammed with soldiers.
For a moment only I stood irresolute, then throwing down my gun
I ran forward to my friend's assistance.
Sir, on the contrary, with this gun
every blow is mortal; and, however lightly the animal is touched, it falls as if struck by a thunderbolt.
They were actually loading the gun
when they were observed by the airship Preussen and the shell they succeeded in firing before the bombs of the latter smashed them and their crude defences to fragments, burst over the middle gas-chambers of the Bingen, and brought her to earth, disabled, upon Staten Island.
goes three or four guns
-- the men had slipped around through the woods and come in from behind without their horses
And it was guns
and ammunition, ammunition and guns
--the unceasing and eternal cry.
were fired again in the evening, but equally in vain, and once more the ship stood off to sea for the night.