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Historical Examples

The boy who snickered this time had cause to regret it, for Mr. Crow arrested him half an hour later for carrying a bean-shooter.
The Daughter of Anderson Crow George Barr McCutcheon


A small-caliber pistol; popgun (1940s+)


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