double action


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double action

[¦dəb·əl ′ak·shən]
(ordnance)
Method of fire in a revolver and in old-style rifles and shotguns in which a single pull of the trigger both cocks and fires the weapon.
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Consumers are guaranteed great growing results with minimal effort using Miracle-Gro Magic Start(TM) Double Action Planting Mix.
The Double Action DustBuster features a two-stage filtration system, combined with a 70 percent larger dirt bowl, that is designed to provide sustained performance and enable the consumer to empty it without coming in contact with the dirt.
Finish will be delivering samples of their Double Action Tablets through your door over the next few weeks.
With primer and mascara the Wet n Wild Double Action Mascara allows you to build lush, plump and incredibly defined lashes in two simple steps.
The Chic Lady has a standard hammer, while the Chic Lady Off Duty has an internal hammer and is double action only.
This double action bubbling bath soak has a built-in body lotion and a moisture magnetising skin conditioner - you'll be smoothed while you're soothed.
Rolling out now, improved Beginnings nappies (for 0-3 month-old babies) and Freedom nappies (four months+) both feature a new double action absorbent system that "draws wetness away from the baby".
Finalists included Kimberly Clark, Dallas, TX for Cottonelle Rollwipes; Unilever, the Netherlands, for CIF Double Action Wet Wipes and Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH for Swifter Wet Jet.
32 Boston Bulldog double action revolver with intent to cause fear of violence, and possessing the gun and ammunition without a firearm certificate.
LESS than 24 hours after narrowly failing to land a gamble at Ayr yesterday, Double Action is back for more with what connections feel will be ideal conditions in today's Ladbroke Ayr Silver Cup, writes Matt Chapman.
There the double action of the FBC and catalyzed surface reduces emissions and effectively oxidizes soot particles to keep the filter from plugging.
The double-action Lightning grip frame was designed to do just the opposite, that is, to stay in place in the shooting hand for easier access to the double action trigger.