Usage examples for rifling

  1. If you leave it over night, the powder dirt will make a fine rust that you may never be able to get out; and rust will eat into the rifling and make the gun inaccurate. – The Adventures of Bobby Orde by Stewart Edward White
  2. From far across vast summer seas, Rifling green marshes, bending trees, Driving cloud- shadows down the air, Keen breezes smote me here and there, Keen breezes crying, Why, why, why? – Poems by Elizabeth Stoddard
  3. Not the rest are rifling, but they were the most impertinent, and I was so the rest are trifling, but they were the most impertinent, and I was so eloquence. – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  4. The ghastly indiscretion of Professor Deeping, in rifling a Moslem Sacristy, had led to the mutilation of many who, unwittingly, had touched the looted relic, had brought about his own end, had established a league of fantastic assassins in the heart of the metropolis. – The Quest of the Sacred Slipper by Sax Rohmer
  5. These other marks were made by the rifling of the barrel- a barrel like this one." – The Woman in Black by Edmund Clerihew Bentley