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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Gun.
 
A breech-loading gun. A gun loaded at the breech, which is then closed by a screw or wedge-block.   1
   Evening or sunset gun. A gun fired at sunset, or about 9 o’clock p.m.   2
 


 Gun.Gun Cotton. 

 
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