magnum came into being as a cooperative only two years after the conclusion of World War II.
Johnny holstered his magnum, went at the mine showing both hands empty.
He had first met Henri Cartier-Bresson, one of the founders of magnum, in the mid-1950s while stationed outside Paris in the Army.
When police arrived, they said Johnson allegedly turned his gun, a .45 magnum, on police before they shot and killed him.
Out of your many books, what do you consider your magnum opus?
He was shot laterally, just above the right temple, with what looks to me like a .357 magnum pistol slug.
Say, Jack, how much brighter the world looks after a magnum!
Thence the Cathedral—to be the magnum opus of the good Archbishop.
Then Nick hauled out his magnum and slammed it into the window.
He died in 1900, before he had finished his magnum Opus, a work on moral philosophy written on a religious basis.
1788, "bottle containing two quarts of wine or spirits," from Latin magnum, neuter of magnus "great in size" (see magnate). Registered 1935 by Smith & Wesson Inc., of Springfield, Massachusetts, as the name of a powerful type of handgun.