In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1metralla femininea whiff of grapeshot — mano dura
- When they got to within 200 metres the French troops opened fire, reinforced by grapeshot from the two artillery pieces that had been dragged across the Sahara.
- Closer in, guns fired grapeshot - bunches of shot about the size of snooker balls - and then case-shot - a tin container filled with musket balls.
- From the left side of the column the entire forest opened up in fire and smoke, six pound cannons pouring grapeshot into the Loyalist ranks.
- Leading from the front, as he stepped ashore and in the act of drawing his sword, grapeshot shattered his right elbow.
- The latter succeeded, but the main attack failed as Jackson's artillery fired grapeshot and canister shot into the advancing British line.
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