long rifle

Origin of long rifle

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30

Words Nearby long rifle

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How to use long rifle in a sentence

  • I was close behind the bull, when Tiger flew past it and gave it a bullet from his long rifle near the neck.

  • We packed our boat again, and Tiger laid his long rifle on the top, though we dissuaded him from doing so.

  • At the door of each log cabin, as solidly built as a little fort, a hunter was cleaning a long rifle.

  • The position of his long rifle belied his words, but the youth did not look behind.

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  • The door was suddenly opened, and there entered two stout travellers, each with a long rifle on his shoulder.