He fired the last of these and he had to reload by hand, bullet by bullet.
The prop guys would run over and reload and it would spray those rounds.
It was time to restock and reload, time for a new brand of evil-doer.
Loughner shot over 30 bullets before he was tackled as he paused to reload.
Would Lanza really have been gang-rushed by fast-thinking primary school students if he stopped to reload?
Besides, it had been discharged, and he had not had time to reload it.
Williams began to reload his gun, but Dic interrupted the proceeding.
Nearly all the rifles on both sides were empty and in the crush there was neither time nor room to reload.
Wilson had emptied his revolver and found no time in which to reload.
I was endeavouring to reload, when I heard a shot, and the creature fell dead almost at my feet.
"that which is laid upon a person or beast, burden," c.1200, from Old English lad "way, course, carrying," from Proto-Germanic *laitho (cf. Old High German leita, German leite, Old Norse leið "way, course"); related to Old English lædan "to guide," from PIE *leit- "to go forth" (see lead (v.)). Sense shifted 13c. to supplant words based on lade, to which it is not etymologically connected; original association with "guide" is preserved in lodestone. Meaning "amount customarily loaded at one time" is from c.1300.
Figurative sense of "burden weighing on the mind, heart, or soul" is first attested 1590s. Meaning "amount of work" is from 1946. Colloquial loads "lots, heaps" is attested from c.1600. Phrase take a load off (one's) feet "sit down, relax" is from 1914, American English. Get a load of "take a look at" is American English colloquial, attested from 1929.
A departure from normal body content, as of water, salt, or heat. A positive load is a quantity in excess of the normal; a negative load is a deficit.