pepperbox


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pep·per·box

 (pĕp′ər-bŏks′)

pepperbox

(ˈpɛpəˌbɒks)
n
1. (Cookery) archaic a container for pepper; a pepper pot
2. (Architecture) a building or tower etc thought to resemble a pepper pot
3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) an old-fashioned gun with revolving barrels
adj
(Architecture) (of a turret or tower) shaped like a pepperbox
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shouted a pepperbox, hopping around very excitedly.
And one was a pinfire Apache Pepperbox that he had stolen from a gunshop in Elmwood, Illinois.
Your sister-in-law bought a Sharps Model 1C four-shot pepperbox.
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One traveler had an Ethan Allen Pepperbox that either fired not at all or went off with a "rattling crash," deploying all barrels and destroying everything in its path--including the "nigh mule of a farmer's hitch.
The gun features a pepperbox muzzle brake that considerably reduces recoil forces; simulations show that use of spades might not be necessary.
In 1838, the Bennett and Haviland Rifle was invented; it was a rifle version of the pepperbox, with twelve individual chambers that were manually rotated after each shot.
12) While most surviving pepperbox handguns are percussion system, and therefore 19th century, there are occasional references to flintlock pepperbox handguns.
Need to take down your Allen and Thurber Pepperbox or your Webley Metropolitan Police?
At around the time of his dream, he writes to her of a magnificent Chateau in which the Divisional staff were then billeted, with pepperbox spires, mosaic floors created in Rome, walls painted with Fleur de Lys, terraced gardens, and fish ponds.
The Spitfire Island came second behind the Pepperbox Hill roundabout in Swindon, Wiltshire.
The three racehorses were kept at the 86-acre Pepperbox Stud in Bramley, Surrey.