Side action

in breech-loading firearms, a mechanism for operating the breech block, which is moved by a lever that turns sidewise.

See also: Side

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Huddersfield Schools FA Under 15 side Action from Brighouse Sports (gold) and Shelley in the Under 14s League Cup
Made from surgical grade stainless steel, the set includes long reach toe nail scissors, finger nail scissors, side action nail clippers and handy in grown toe nail scissors.
Fans, who based themselves in Dusseldorf for the trip, were also looking forward to seeing their side action.
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A 19th Century muzzle loading rifle with side action percussion lock in an oak lined Bland & Co fitted case made pounds 1,200 while a pair of percussion lock pistols with chequered walnut grips and engraved scroll decoration sold for pounds 460.
Wastewater project update, Oregon Department of Transportation request for design concept approval of west side action.
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Senate, the House of Representatives, the Supreme Court, the Pentagon, talk radio and corporate America--with side action at the nation's most moneyed think tanks.
We make it fun and there's a little side action,'' pro shop manager Jeff Emery said.
Based on the real life story of boxer Rubin `Hurricane' Carter, Norman Jewison's The Hurricane packs a lot of story telling into its almost two and a half hours: from ring side action to courtroom drama, from police investigations to spiritual enlightenment, this movie seeks to inspire its audience.
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