Revolving firearm
Revolving Re*volv"ing, a. Making a revolution or revolutions; rotating; -- used also figuratively of time, seasons, etc., depending on the revolution of the earth. [1913 Webster]

But grief returns with the revolving year. --Shelley. [1913 Webster]

Revolving seasons, fruitless as they pass. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

{Revolving firearm}. See {Revolver}.

{Revolving light}, a light or lamp in a lighthouse so arranged as to appear and disappear at fixed intervals, either by being turned about an axis so as to show light only at intervals, or by having its light occasionally intercepted by a revolving screen. [1913 Webster]


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  • Revolving — Re*volv ing, a. Making a revolution or revolutions; rotating; used also figuratively of time, seasons, etc., depending on the revolution of the earth. [1913 Webster] But grief returns with the revolving year. Shelley. [1913 Webster] Revolving… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Revolving light — Revolving Re*volv ing, a. Making a revolution or revolutions; rotating; used also figuratively of time, seasons, etc., depending on the revolution of the earth. [1913 Webster] But grief returns with the revolving year. Shelley. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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