Muzzle sight
Muzzle Muz"zle, n. [OE. mosel, OF. musel, F. museau muzzle or snout, LL. musellus, fr. musus, morsus. See {Muse}, v. i., and cf. {Morsel}.] 1. The projecting mouth and nose of a quadruped, as of a horse; a snout. [1913 Webster]

2. The mouth of a thing; the end for entrance or discharge; as, the muzzle of a gun. [1913 Webster]

3. A fastening or covering (as a band or cage) for the mouth of an animal, to prevent eating or vicious biting. [1913 Webster]

With golden muzzles all their mouths were bound --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{Muzzle sight}. (Gun.) See {Dispart}, n., 2. [1913 Webster]


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  • muzzle sight — Dispart Dis*part , n. 1. (Gun.) The difference between the thickness of the metal at the mouth and at the breech of a piece of ordnance. [1913 Webster] On account of the dispart, the line of aim or line of metal, which is in a plane passing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muzzle — Muz zle, n. [OE. mosel, OF. musel, F. museau muzzle or snout, LL. musellus, fr. musus, morsus. See {Muse}, v. i., and cf. {Morsel}.] 1. The projecting mouth and nose of a quadruped, as of a horse; a snout. [1913 Webster] 2. The mouth of a thing;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sight — (s[imac]t), n. [OE. sight, si[thorn]t, siht, AS. siht, gesiht, gesih[eth], gesieh[eth], gesyh[eth]; akin to D. gezicht, G. sicht, gesicht, Dan. sigte, Sw. sigt, from the root of E. see. See {See}, v. t.] 1. The act of seeing; perception of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sight draft — Sight Sight (s[imac]t), n. [OE. sight, si[thorn]t, siht, AS. siht, gesiht, gesih[eth], gesieh[eth], gesyh[eth]; akin to D. gezicht, G. sicht, gesicht, Dan. sigte, Sw. sigt, from the root of E. see. See {See}, v. t.] 1. The act of seeing;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muzzle Tough — is a Warner Brothers Merrie Melodies animated cartoon featuring Tweety, Sylvester the Cat, Granny and Hector the Bulldog. First shown in 1954, it was written by Warren Foster and directed by Isadore “Friz” Freleng, with voice characterizations by …   Wikipedia

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  • dispart sight — Dispart Dis*part , n. 1. (Gun.) The difference between the thickness of the metal at the mouth and at the breech of a piece of ordnance. [1913 Webster] On account of the dispart, the line of aim or line of metal, which is in a plane passing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • At sight — Sight Sight (s[imac]t), n. [OE. sight, si[thorn]t, siht, AS. siht, gesiht, gesih[eth], gesieh[eth], gesyh[eth]; akin to D. gezicht, G. sicht, gesicht, Dan. sigte, Sw. sigt, from the root of E. see. See {See}, v. t.] 1. The act of seeing;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Front sight — Sight Sight (s[imac]t), n. [OE. sight, si[thorn]t, siht, AS. siht, gesiht, gesih[eth], gesieh[eth], gesyh[eth]; akin to D. gezicht, G. sicht, gesicht, Dan. sigte, Sw. sigt, from the root of E. see. See {See}, v. t.] 1. The act of seeing;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Open sight — Sight Sight (s[imac]t), n. [OE. sight, si[thorn]t, siht, AS. siht, gesiht, gesih[eth], gesieh[eth], gesyh[eth]; akin to D. gezicht, G. sicht, gesicht, Dan. sigte, Sw. sigt, from the root of E. see. See {See}, v. t.] 1. The act of seeing;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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