free run


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free run

[¦frē ′rən]
(ordnance)
As applied to guns, the travel of a projectile from its original position in the gun chamber until it engages with the rifling in the gun bore.
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It was a story that Philip was not unaccustomed to: the husband had been a soldier in India; the legislation forced upon that country by the prudery of the English public had given a free run to the most distressing of all diseases; the innocent suffered.
Well, when the sap begins to get a free run, I hang over the kettles, and set up the bush.
He had made them spacious {126} and fair to see, with a free run for the pigs all round them; he had built them during his master's absence, of stones which he had gathered out of the ground, without saying anything to Penelope or Laertes, and he had fenced them on top with thorn bushes.
Aaron, who lives in Washington, runs the Free Run Rally car group which Alex was a member of.
Going forward, new buildings will have to fit into one of the alternative housing models: free range, free run, aviary or enriched.
Pulis claims West Brom have been deprived a "free run" at today's cup clash at home to Bristol City with Premier League trips to Chelsea, on Wednesday, and Southampton, on Saturday, on the immediate horizon.
Even if they relocate to another venue and allow renovation teams free run of the historic site, it will still need about PS3.5bn capital outlay.
Sweep triggering can be set to free run or a single sweep.
Two different types of blowers, given a free run, consume 400 W and 375 W respectively; that does not mean they delivered the same air volumes on a free run.
Summary: Somali pirates are having a free run in the region's waters and their striking range now covers the Arabian Sea.
By weakening the cell walls of the pulp and hydrolyzing the soluble pectin, the enzymes in red grape maceration facilitate juice release and thus increase the free run juice yield, which avoids excessively harsh pressing (Brown and Ough, 1981; Ribereau-Gayon et al., 2000; Plank and Zent, 1993).