squirt gun


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The pranksters sprayed students and staff with the squirt guns and set off fireworks in the hallway, the school's principal, Robynne W. Prince, wrote in a letter to parents after the incident. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "Masked seniors rushed into school with water guns and firecrackers. It was a prank | The Kansas City Star," 21 May 2018 While a high-school male student was picking up his younger sibling, he was confronted by a female high-school student with a squirt gun. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Teens cited for running around naked with squirt guns — this time in Brookfield," 14 May 2018 While the leadership of the Philadelphia Eagles is peacefully protesting against the greatest ever president of the United States, the leadership of the Dallas Cowboys plays with squirt guns shaped like a certain part of the male anatomy. Mac Engel, star-telegram, "Zeke, it's time to grow up," 6 June 2018 And while Jordyn Woods, Kendall Jenner, and Co. found their fun in an arsenal of poolside squirt guns, Selena Gomez used her words—or, more accurately, her sounds—to make Hung Vanngo giggle from her position in the makeup chair. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "The 10 Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Selena Gomez Gets a Touch Up and More!," 3 June 2018 Throughout the festival staffers armed with squirt guns will engage and hopefully encourage festivalgoers to join in. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Food & Drink / Food Chain Get wet at the first Thai New Year Water Festival," 16 May 2018 In Paranoia, teams track each other across and attack opposing teammates with squirt guns. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Teens cited for running around naked with squirt guns — this time in Brookfield," 14 May 2018 Microsoft has decided to abandon a gun emoji that resembles a realistic looking gun in favor of one that looks more like a toy squirt gun. Jonathan Vanian, Fortune, "Microsoft Is Abandoning Its Realistic Gun Emoji, Following Apple, Google," 26 Apr. 2018 Perhaps, most significantly, following the lead of several companies including Apple, WhatsApp, and Samsung, the pistol will now be replaced with a squirt gun. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "Twitter’s new emoji update ditches the pistol in favor of a water gun," 12 Apr. 2018

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1803, in the meaning defined above

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