chain shot


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chain shot

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chainshot

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(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) cannon shot comprising two balls or half balls joined by a chain, much used formerly, esp in naval warfare to destroy rigging
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They filed past my table; the Night noticed perhaps my fixed gaze and throwing her body forward out of the wriggling chain shot out at me a slender tongue like a pink dart.
The Gaucho holds the smallest of the three in his hand, and whirls the other two round and round his head; then, taking aim, sends them like chain shot revolving through the air.
Average selling space at stores in the chain shot up to more than 9,000 square feet in 2004 from about 7,700 square feet in 2002.
Here a man lay groaning, pierced by a splinter; another screamed as he fell, his leg removed by a chain shot.
The news of the pounds 45million shake-up came as chief exec Trevor Bish-Jones said pre-tax profits at the high-street chain shot up by a chunky 32 per cent last year to pounds 69.
of the novice hurdle by12 lengths from Chain Shot (Ken White/Tony O'Hagan).