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Lewis gun

[′lü·əs ‚gən]
(ordnance)
A gas-operated machine gun with a horizontal drum magazine, manufactured in several modifications; now obsolete.
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Manning the site's solitary Lewis machine gun was Lance Bombardier AA Hanson.
Then he took over command of the unit, rallied his men and stormed the German trenches, single-handedly killing 60 of the enemy with his Lewis machine gun.
Dyer marked himself in this action when he stormed several dug-in machine nests almost single-handedly while carrying a lone Lewis machine gun.
RIFLE GRENADE LEWIS MACHINE GUN DESIGNED in the United States in 1911 by US Army Colonel Isaac Newton Lewis (and based upon an earlier overly-complex design by Samuel McLean), the Lewis gun comprised an early light machine gun widely adopted by British and Empire forces from 1915 onwards.
What I located at the Ohio Ordnance Works was a Japanese manufactured Lewis Machine Gun.
The prosecution claims veterinary surgeon and qualified pilot Kirk - known as the Flying Vet - sold a working Lewis machine gun to a collector for mounting on a World War I De Havilland 2 fighter plane.
Qualified pilot Maurice Kirk - a plane enthusiast known as the Flying Vet - advertised the working Lewis machine gun for sale for pounds 2,000.
As one of a five-man crew working a Lewis machine gun he checked his kit, collected two days' rations - and wrote out his will.
Despite being shot in the thigh and temporarily losing control of the plane, he gave chase, emptied his Lewis machine gun on his targets and flew home after causing major damage.
Kirk's brush with the law started when he bought a replica World War I bi-plane which came complete with a decommissioned and trigger-less Lewis machine gun.
Every man could handle a variety of German weapons or dismantle a booby trap, and they even carried their own Lewis machine gun with them.