Little John


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Little John

[′lid·əl ¦jän]
(ordnance)
Name applied to a U.S. Army rocket system (318-millimeter) consisting of a surface-to-surface tactical missile, similar to but smaller than Honest John, and employing solid fuel.

Little John

oak of a man in Robin Hood’s band. [Br. Lit.: Robin Hood]
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Well, the group hadn't even completed its first lap around the swimming pool before Little John lost all interest in taking anyone anywhere.
Little John: I got bitten in the leg by a mosquito last night.
Again, Little John always bears Robin's great bow, much as the Templar Grand Master allocated a valet to bear his shield.
Perhaps part of the history behind Robin Hood's Little John, and long a source of stories about medieval banditry, Hathersage figured in battles from Agincourt onward, in mills and wire works, and in factories for needles and pins.
Like other Copper John sights, the Little John's pin guard features an orange ring for proper peep alignment, and it's also sight light compatible.
The Little John sight is an economy version of the Dead Nuts sight.
This Little John was played by Jerry Reed, a guy who used to jam with Elvis.
Throw in a little John Coltrane (and Souza) and you have the feel of Twyla Tharp's crispy Bix Pieces blending into the dreamy 12-hour meditational Robert Wilson spectacles.
The purchaser of the Jess Sweeten 1911s at the Little John auction could add much to the character of the pistol's previous owner with a copy of the book A Trail is Never Cold by Lawrence Melton Jr.
Michael Cadnum leads us deep into Sherwood Forest and into the company of Robin Hood by following the character of Little John, a gentle giant.
As in Michael Cadnum's recent Forbidden Forest: The Story of Little John and Robin Hood (reviewed in KLIATT in May 2002), which tells Little John's story (a sequel to Cadnum's Sheriff of Nottingham tale, In a Dark Wood), it's fun to consider the legends of Sherwood Forest from different points of view.
Flower and foliage colors and textures blend well too; brushlike lipstick red flowers of Callistemon viminalis 'Little John' and tiny deep rose leptospermum flowers, for instance, create high notes near the brooding bronze smoke bush (Cotinus coggygria) and the sprightly apple green manzanita foliage.