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a cluster of small projectiles fired together from a cannon to produce a hail of shot


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Heroes' is another much abused expression, applied with such grapeshot effect as to include anyone who does anything praiseworthy Daylight revealed a vehicle graveyard; the shells of more blitzed trucks littered the wadi.
Never used in combat, it would have fired a load of 1,760 pounds of stone grapeshot.
Thus, it was highly mobile, and could be used to fire grapeshot and cannister shot besides bombs.
1797: Admiral Nelson was wounded in the right arm by grapeshot during an unsuccessful British attempt to take the well-defended city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
In light of all that, it might be useful to imagine just how war with Iran could play out if the Iranians don't roll over and surrender at the first whiff of grapeshot.
The color of our skin did not defeat us on the various battlefields of the nineteenth century; it was firepower--Maxim guns, whiffs of grapeshot and threats thereof.
I yield to not a soul when it comes to the admiration of multiple Cheltenham Festival winners, but I still want the whiff of grapeshot and the noise of battle to accompany their triumphs, and what the stayers' crown lacked was the dimension of genuine competition.
She immediately leaped in, loading and firing that cannon until the first enemy grapeshot ripped into her chest and shoulder, then later shot away part of her jaw.
Marbot was wounded thirteen times on battlefields across the continent, by every weapon imaginable: sword cuts, bayonet thrusts, grapeshot.
A spray of grapeshot hit Bart in the throat, he slumped dying, while the battle raged his body was weighted down and buried at sea (as was his wish).
Two American field pieces swept grapeshot into the British lines.
plaintiff can always plead an economic torts grapeshot and then cite
The friend fired grapeshot, and fired over us into the tops of the trees, cutting off the dead and dry limbs of the hemlocks, which, falling thickly amongst us, scared the boys as much as if cannonballs had been rattling around us.
Could he have given up before the first whiff of grapeshot
Osio speaks about "the havoc of grapeshot," sharpshooters hiding in ravines, and the firing of artillery, but the only casualty seems to be a horse struck dead by a cannonball.