Lyle Gun

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“Lyle Life-saving Gun. LYLE GUN, a bronze life-saving gun, designed by Captain D. A. Lyle of the United States Ordnance Department for throwing elongated projectiles having lines attached to them, in order to establish communication between the shore and a stranded or wrecked vessel. The projectile has at the rear end a shank, to which the line is attached.” -Whitney, 1911


William Dwight Whitney The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1911)


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