In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- In addition to the fine furniture, pictures, silver and glass that one might expect, there are also fans, duelling pistols and blunderbusses, a tiger skin rug, a butcher's block, a spinning wheel, a Dun Emer carpet and sporting equipment.
- However, his soldiers now have more primitive weapons, such as blunderbusses, muskets, swords, and repeating crossbows.
- Messengers would travel by stagecoach armed with pistols and blunderbusses, ready to shoot to kill any bandits or highwaymen.
- I should have used a blunderbuss not a derringer.
- Arrived outside, they collected some blunderbusses, rifles and revolvers, and took up a position behind some sandhills.
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