From the talk of the Germans Pierre learned that a larger guard had been allotted to that baggage train than to the prisoners, and that one of their comrades, a German soldier, had been shot by the marshal's own order because a silver spoon belonging to the marshal had been found in his possession.
Two were misdirected and the shot went too high, but the last round fell in the midst of a group of hussars and knocked three of them over.
When he lighted the oil a hundred tongues of flame shot up, and the effect was really imposing.
After all care has been taken in laying and pointing, in accordance with the rules of theory and practice, absolute certainty of hitting the same spot every time is unattainable, as causes of error exist which cannot be eliminated, such as variations in the air and in the muzzle-velocity, and also in the steadiness of the shot in flight.
His comrades, the prisoner soldiers walking beside him, avoided looking back at the place where the shot had been fired and the dog was howling, just as Pierre did, but there was a set look on all their faces.
On the 25th of March 1880 he was shot by a discharged employe, and died on the 9th of May.
At this juncture the Pequod's keels had shot by the three German boats last lowered; but from the great start he had had, Derick's boat still led the chase, though every moment neared by his foreign rivals.
But the shot advances during the combustion of the cordite, and the chief problem in interior ballistics is to adjust the G.D.
His eyes went to the symbol at her neck, and one eyebrow shot up.
I climbed the monument, counting the steps, and wondering as I went higher and yet higher if the soldiers had climbed this great stairway and shot at the enemy on the ground below.