Readers particularly loved it when Alice acted bolder than a twenty-one-year-old "girl" should, like when she welcomed the 1905 Fourth of July with a bang, going out to a car on the rear of the train after breakfast and taking potshots with her own revolver at receding telegraph poles. No one thought to ask why the president's young daughter was packing her own pistol. Americans expected such risqué behavior from their Princess.
(p. 13, The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War; James Bradley.)
O'Brien reached into his satchel, extracted one of his remaining phaser grenades. He pressed the Arm button. One hippopot--
The grenade, not having been reset from the default '0 seconds', exploded instantly.
(p. 106, Star Trek Deep Space Nine: Fallen Heroes; Dafydd ab Hugh)