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Firing a Gun (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Firing a Gun

Introducing a story by head and shoulders. A man wanting to tell a particular story, said to the company, Hark! did you not hear a gun?—but now we are talking of a gun, I will tell you the story of one.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

Finish * To Fire a Slug

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