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telescopic sight

noun
1.
a telescope mounted on a rifle, etc, used for sighting
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  • I asked him "How could you determine—what made you think it had a telescopic sight on it?"

    Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • How are these four guns to conceal themselves on perfectly bare ground from the telescopic sight of wild-geese?

    Unexplored Spain Abel Chapman
  • Name the principal parts of the telescopic sight (one used for instruction purposes); show how it is used.

    The Gunner's Examiner Harold E. Cloke
  • I here found my telescopic sight very useful for observing every movement while personally laying guns.

  • He took a square of clean flannel from its compartment in the butt and carefully wiped the lenses of the telescopic sight.

    The Barbarians John Sentry
  • He examined a Winchester repeating rifle with a telescopic sight, then put it back and strapped on a .22 revolver.

    It Could Be Anything John Keith Laumer
  • With respect to rapid-fire shooting, how does the telescopic sight on a four-power scope work out?

    Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • The telescopic sight picked out faces from the waiting crowd with a crystal clarity.

    Assassin Jesse Franklin Bone
  • His arm was on the stone; he knew he ought to hold straight, but the shot was long and the hole in the telescopic sight was small.

    Northwest! Harold Bindloss

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