short round

short round

[′shȯrt ′rau̇nd]
(ordnance)
Defective cartridge in which the bullet has been seated too deeply.
A projectile which fails to travel the expected distance or range.
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he turned short round to Tom, and after looking him over for a minute, began, -
Old Brooke comes sweeping round the skirts of the play, and turning short round, picks out the very heart of the scrummage, and plunges in.
One of these, a stout well-set yeoman, arrayed in Lincoln green, having twelve arrows stuck in his belt, with a baldric and badge of silver, and a bow of six feet length in his hand, turned short round, and while his countenance, which his constant exposure to weather had rendered brown as a hazel nut, grew darker with anger, he advised the Jew to remember that all the wealth he had acquired by sucking the blood of his miserable victims had but swelled him like a bloated spider, which might be overlooked while he kept in a comer, but would be crushed if it ventured into the light.
AFTER being unusually good, children are apt to turn short round and refresh themselves by acting like Sancho.
Mr Flintwinch turned short round when he had made this remark, and went into the dark hall.
Enter and see," replied Arsat, in the same calm manner, and turning short round, passed again through the small doorway.
7 (BNA): On 5th of December 2017, after a very short round of final consultations the Kingdom of Bahrain was named by the European Union (EU) as a non-cooperative jurisdiction for tax purposes.
The two leaders then engaged in a short round of talks on bilateral relations and themes of common interest to both countries.
Caption: Another short round that matched the powder capacity of a longer, older cartridge became a major success.
Multiple videos of the 14-time Major champion hitting golf balls have surfaced this year and Monday's short round showed further improvement.
The above right Bowl has an open mouth while its bottom is flat, the abdomen is oblique and it has a short round foot.
In histories of opera, he is generally given a short round of applause before Claudio Monteverdi strides onto the stage to dominate the musical genre's formative years.