A cartridge for white smoke is waiting if the vote proves decisive.
He writes that he discovered thousands of cartridge casings on the barricades, apparently fired from the police squads.
Bolts of it leaped upward to fasten upon gun-butts and the buckles of the cartridge belts.
If you have a horse and a gun and a cartridge, it is not so bad.
Now and again the eye was caught by little heaps of cartridge cases marking the spot where some soldier had lain down.
He was reluctant to exhaust a cartridge unless it was an absolute necessity.
And the ragged crew struck at the spoil like a wave, lapping up arms, cartridge boxes, knapsacks.
But Lennon thrust his rifle through the back of his cartridge belt.
I ask you whether you are familiar with these cartridge cases.
Alfred walked over and stuck him in the throat to save a cartridge.
1570s, cartage, corruption of French cartouche "a full charge for a pistol," originally wrapped in paper (16c.), from Italian cartoccio "roll of paper," an augmentative form of Medieval Latin carta "paper" (see card (n.)). The notion is of a roll of paper containing a charge for a firearm. The modern form of the English word is recorded from 1620s. Extended broadly 20c. to other small containers and their contents.