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reload

(1) To load a program from disk into memory once again in order to run it. Every time users launch an application, they are reloading it.

Contrast with "re-install." Re-install means performing the installation procedure over again from a CD or the Web. Reloading is common when the program crashes. Re-installing is much less common but necessary if program files have become unreadable due to damaged sectors on the disk or because files were accidentally erased or corrupted. This can also happen due to program error, in which the program erroneously writes incorrect data to some of its own configuration files.

(2) To download the Web page on screen once again to see if it has changed since the last time it was downloaded. See refresh.
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Fortunately, deceived by D'Artagnan's trick, they neglected to reload their guns.
It became evident to him that if he did not go into politics at once, he would be hanged as an assassin and accordingly, and without a word to the women, he went down to the village public-house he had passed an hour before on his way to Edna, entered it from the rear, and confronted the little band of ambiguous roughs, who were drinking in the tap-room and discussing matrimony and Bill's affection in a facetious but envious manner, with a casually held but carefully reloaded revolver, and an invitation to join what he called, I regret to say, a "Vigilance Committee" under his direction.
Finding that the enemy had the advantage of the ground, the whites stopped short when within five hundred yards of them, and discharged and reloaded their pieces.
The French guns were hastily reloaded. The infantry in their blue uniforms advanced toward the bridge at a run.
One of the guys who lost an eye was shooting someone else's reloads even after that person bragged to him that he had blown up four guns already!
If you were truly alert to what's going on in reloading, you'd know that there's lab-proven data for all sorts of 12- and 20-gauge reloads in the extra-light category.
Currently, one federal agency is training its people to position their pistols vertically in front of their faces when doing reloads. This is taking the "look your mag into the gun" technique to what I feel is an unnecessary extreme.
I enjoyed Steve Gash's "G&A Reloads" column on the .25 ACP, but as small as the case is, it can be bent a little and chambered in a different gun for some interesting performance gains.
Several authorities suggest a pistol case is good for five or six reloads, yet I have GI .45 ACP cases I've been using off and on since the 1960s.
As the monetary budget expands, which normally happens for most of us, especially once the kids have grown and gone, Hornady offers a companion Lock-N-Load progressive press that allows a greater volume of reloads in a shorter period of time.
When I went through my first police firearms instructor school, more than 30 years ago, we were all told reloads were OK for training if the department's budget wouldn't accommodate enough factory but that we should never authorize handloads for the street.
In the August/September 2004 issue of HANDGUNS, veteran writer and trainer Chuck Taylor wrote an excellent article entitled "Tactical Training Tips." In this article he questioned how much training time should be spent on pistol reloads. In regard to the tactical reload, Taylor described the procedure in detail and then stated, "Sounds perfectly logical, right?