In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- It was an ancient muzzle-loader held together with strapped wire!
- The American civil war was fought with a mixture of smooth-bores and rifled muzzle-loaders.
- Police seized two revolvers and three muzzle-loaders dating from the Anglo-Boer South African War.
- It's the wrong shape for a carronade, and a long muzzle-loader would probably still have had trunions.
- This muzzle-loader was fired by a percussion cap and shot a .58 caliber bullet.
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