Point-blank range

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the extent of the apparent right line of a ball discharged.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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As the mob charged past the corner, it had been swept, at right angles and point-blank range, by the machine-guns drawn up on the cross street.
I watched him coming with a smile which, as he got into point-blank range, took effect and froze his very whiskers.
When the marksman shot the dummy in the middle of the vest from a point-blank range, the Kevlar armor failed to stop the bullet from entering the dummy's body, proving the protective cover was built for long-range shooting only.
"Connor managed to stab Frye in the stomach before Frye shot him from point-blank range," said Mr Denison.
Emad Abu Shamsiya, a Palestinian human rights worker, recorded a video footage of an Israeli soldier, identified as Elor Azraya, shooting al-Sharif in the head at point-blank range in plain view of the medical team after he had already been shot at least once and left motionless on the ground.
London: Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head at point-blank range by Taliban for advocating girls' education, has become a millionaire by signing a deal for around USD 3 million to publish her memoir.
Anuj Bidve, 23, was gunned down at point-blank range as he walked with friends near their hotel in Salford, Greater Manchester, in the early hours of Monday.
According to Reuters, police said the gunmen tracked the soldiers and shot them with pistols at point-blank range while they were on foot patrol late on Thursday, providing security at the market.
Patch was left bleeding and in agony when a pellet fired at point-blank range destroyed his left eye and became lodged in his head on Sunday.
Juan Robles, 30, was hit at point-blank range as he played the game during a night of drinking.
Summary: Gunmen shot dead a Pakistani spokesman for the Iranian consulate at point-blank range Thursday as he set off for work in the northwestern city of Peshawar, police said.
A few minutes later Detective Constable Len Jakeman was also shot in the stomach at point-blank range by the robbers after he and a colleague had rammed the robbers' car and became involved in a struggle.