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English translation: here goes

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03:38 Mar 26, 2004
English to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase: paper cartridge/paper of shot/fitted a brass cap to the nipple
He looked to the cylinder of the LeMat¡¯s. Six loads left out of the nine, and the shot barrel fired. He took a paper cartridge from his pocket and bit the end off it and let the powder run into the big barrel. Then he pushed the paper of shot into the barrel and rammed it home with the little ramrod and fitted a brass cap to the nipple. He stood square to the world and waited.
panyuan
English translation:here goes
Explanation:
paper cartridge = paper receptacle containing gunpowder
Paper of shot=paper stuffed down a rifle to hold the gunpowder in place
fitted a brass cap to the nipple=put on a metal under the hammer of the gun (needed to explode the gunpowder and force the bullet out of the barrel)

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Note added at 8 hrs 53 mins (2004-03-26 12:32:38 GMT)
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\"nipple\" according to WEbster \"a hollow conical projection on the percussion lock of a firearm on which the cap is placed and through which fire from the exploding cap is conveyed to the charge\"

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Note added at 8 hrs 59 mins (2004-03-26 12:38:30 GMT)
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\"metal cap\"
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Jonathan MacKerron
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2 +2here goes
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8 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5 peer agreement (net): +2
here goes


Explanation:
paper cartridge = paper receptacle containing gunpowder
Paper of shot=paper stuffed down a rifle to hold the gunpowder in place
fitted a brass cap to the nipple=put on a metal under the hammer of the gun (needed to explode the gunpowder and force the bullet out of the barrel)

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Note added at 8 hrs 53 mins (2004-03-26 12:32:38 GMT)
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\"nipple\" according to WEbster \"a hollow conical projection on the percussion lock of a firearm on which the cap is placed and through which fire from the exploding cap is conveyed to the charge\"

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Note added at 8 hrs 59 mins (2004-03-26 12:38:30 GMT)
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\"metal cap\"

Jonathan MacKerron
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 80
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
39 mins

agree  Hacene
6 hrs

neutral  chica nueva: shot = 1 a projectile to be discharged from a firearm, esp a solid ball or bullet 2 a small pellet or pellets of lead, used for a charge of a shotgun (Collins Concise English Dictionary) Which one is it? I think 2?
12 hrs
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