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gun

noun armament, arms, carbine, firearm, lethal inntrument, munition, piece, pistol, repeater, revolver, rifle, shotgun, tormentum, weapon
Associated concepts: concealed weapon, deadly weapon
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They kind of jumped the gun on us," said Loretta Davis, the hotel's general manager.
At least five pieces of legislation that would permit public schools to post the Ten Commandments have been introduced in the state legislature, and in rural eastern Kentucky, some public schools have jumped the gun and are already posting the document.
System vendors other than Compaq Computer Corp, which jumped the gun last week, are expected to reveal their eight-way server offerings at the same time.
Ameritech has jumped the gun with its 271 application.
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce has jumped the gun with its efforts to rally local chambers to fight proposed changes to the Labour Relations Act, says an official with the Ministry of Labour.
Constitutionally he jumped the gun by more than a month.
However, Blue Cross and its HMO affiliates CaliforniaCare and Wellpoint Health Networks jumped the gun by advertising the program before it had been approved by the department.
He also feels the LSU Board of Supervisors jumped the gun by approving the first of Biomed's offers last week.
But the over-excited star jumped the gun and fired it at precisely 12.
He said: "Someone has jumped the gun a little with this one.