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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grapeshot  \Grape"shot`\,  n.  (Mil.) 
  A  cluster,  usually  nine  in  number,  of  small  iron  balls,  put 
  together  by  means  of  cast-iron  circular  plates  at  top  and 
  bottom,  with  two  rings,  and  a  central  connecting  rod,  in 
  order  to  be  used  as  a  charge  for  a  cannon.  Formerly  grapeshot 
  were  inclosed  in  canvas  bags. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grapeshot 
  n  :  a  cluster  of  small  projectiles  fired  together  from  a  cannon 
  to  produce  a  hail  of  shot 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  GRAPESHOT,  n.  An  argument  which  the  future  is  preparing  in  answer  to 
  the  demands  of  American  Socialism. 
 
 




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