pepperbox


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pep·per·box

 (pĕp′ər-bŏks′)
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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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"I demand that they be killed several times, until they are dead!" shouted a pepperbox, hopping around very excitedly.
The Brownie was a pepperbox of sorts, having four fixed barrels and a rotating firing pin.
And one was a pinfire Apache Pepperbox that he had stolen from a gunshop in Elmwood, Illinois.
Features and specific, searchable items include a US-to-EU Ammo Caliber Chart with a cross reference of standard and metric calibers in the Ammunition section and a one click search for popular specific firearms such as 1911s, AR-15s and AR pistols, Kalashnikovs, derringers, pepperbox pistols, and Gatling guns.
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." One worthy carried his Colt revolver uncapped because he was afraid of it.
The gun features a pepperbox muzzle brake that considerably reduces recoil forces; simulations show that use of spades might not be necessary.
"Pepperbox" pistols began to be produced in America in the 1830s.
Concealable "'pepperbox'" handguns firing five to seven shots without reloading were in use by the end of the 18th century.
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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.