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 Blunderbuss -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
A blunderbuss is a (additional info and facts about muzzle-loading) muzzle-loading (A portable gun) firearm with a flared, trumpet-like (A cylindrical container that holds liquids) barrel.
The blunderbuss was in use in the (additional info and facts about 17th century) 17th century, and is the weapon most commonly pictured in the arms of the (Some one who journeys to a sacred place as an act of religious devotion) Pilgrims.
The blunderbuss has become a byword for inaccurate marksmanship in any field, and the word itself has also come to mean a clumsy or stupid person.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/bl/blunderbuss.htm   (162 words)

  
 The story of the blunderbuss   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
A blunderbuss might hit an object within a 160' range of where it was aimed, but then again, it might not hit anything at all.
The blunderbuss was particularly useful for fowling, because you didn't have to be any sort of marksman to hit a bird.
The blunderbuss was loaded in the regular way with gun powder and wadding, but shootists tended to use extra gunpowder in a blunderbuss because the wide opening in the barrel dissipated the force of the gun's explosion.
www.allsands.com /History/Objects/gunsblunderbuss_skj_gn.htm   (416 words)

  
 Astonished Head Blunderbuss Halagalo and the Freaks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Blunderbuss ponderously got to his feet, his knees cracking unpleasantly, and waddled across the kitchen to answer it.
Blunderbuss was strapped onto a cold, metal table, inclined at a thirty degree angle.
At least, Blunderbuss thought she was a nurse-- when her face came into his field of view, he saw that it was completely featureless flesh, smooth and blank above the white mask like an egg.
www.astonishedhead.com /blunderbuss.htm   (1894 words)

  
 Blunderbuss - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This makes it much easier to refill a blunderbuss with shot (or whatever is available, such as rocks, gravel, etc.) in situations where this would not normally be possible (say, riding shotgun on a stagecoach speeding down a bumpy road).
During combat, the blunderbuss was a very unpredictable weapon; it could hit an entire group of enemy soldiers or miss all of them.
This page was last modified 15:53, 19 October 2005.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Blunderbuss   (257 words)

  
 The “Kase” of the Blunderbuss
Oh, I know that a blunderbuss was a short musket with a wide bore, but how often do you run across one of those nowadays?
Now if I were on the corner of 57th Street and 7th Avenue, waiting for the downtown bus, but accidentally boarded the crosstown bus, I might consider that a blunderbuss.
However, in the world of endodontics, a canal so wide apically that you may not even have the instrumentation to obturate it would be called a blunderbuss.
www.endomail.com /articles/dsk08blunderbuss.html   (656 words)

  
 18th Century Blunderbuss (Black Powder Muzzleloader)
In the early 1700s the blunderbuss (or blunderbess) started to become popular as a weapon for close quarters because of its ability to deliver a blast of shot or buck and ball.
However its zenith seems to have been in the mid-1700s when it was used both by soldiers, sailors, and civilians as a means of defence in close quarters.
The blunderbuss is very manoeuvrable in the melée of battle with its 15-inch barrel and 30 1/2 inch length overall (.75 calibre).
www.militaryheritage.com /musket9.htm   (586 words)

  
 CD Baby: TEDDY THOMPSON: Blunderbuss
If for no other reason you should buy this CD for "Blunderbuss".
I'm sure that's an illusion, but the result is some of the most reassuring and catchy music I've heard in ages.
Blunderbuss is an acoustic EP which sums Teddy up perfectly, slow and beautiful, fast and fun.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/teddythompson   (554 words)

  
 Halfbakery: Boot-Mounted Bowling Ball Blunderbuss
In your car trunk is a loaded, large bore blunderbuss and on the roof is a flashing green light.
As they pass, their trunk lids are raised and a bowling ball is rolled into your blunderbuss.
At the optimum moment the display shows in green text, “On the count of three … 1, 2, 3, fire!” Push the button to shoot the ball towards the receding vehicle.
www.halfbakery.com /idea/Boot-Mounted_20Bowling_20Ball_20Blunderbuss?op=nay   (215 words)

  
 Blunderbuss in Leeds (Nov 04)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Blunderbuss is the new band featuring two ex-members of Terrorvision.
Their songs, although loud, had melodies and lyrics, areas of song writing that The Last Letter seemed to have omitted, and as such they soon had the audience eating out of the palms of their very sweaty hands.
Blunderbuss played a good set which everyone seemed to enjoy but for me they never quite matched up to the sheer rock power of The Last Riot.
www.heathenangel.co.uk /blunderbusleedsnov04.html   (357 words)

  
 Highwayman - Blunderbuss & Replica Weapons
This is a replica of the classic 18th Century Flintlock Shotgun, the blunderbuss.
This blunderbuss could scatter shot, nails, rocks and just about anything else right through a crowd.
This blunderbuss has a full real wood stock, a simulated brass barrel and full working action.
www.a2armory.com /hibl.html   (134 words)

  
 Blunderbuss Information for the dot Generation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
- The story of the blunderbuss: The blunderbuss was a unique sort of gun with a funnel-shaped barrel and some very strange shooting characteristics.
- Blackbeard the Pirate and the Presumed Wreck of Queen Anne's Revenge: One of the items recovered from the wreck was the 26.5-inch brass barrel of a blunderbuss.
- Coaching Blunderbuss: So named because the brass barrel is only 14" long for maneuverability within the confines of a coach.
www.blunderbuss.info /blunderbuss.htm   (95 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Blunderbuss   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
A muzzleloader is any firearm into which the bullet is loaded from the muzzle of the gun.
The bayonet, still used in war as both knife and spearpoint.
A stagecoach is a type of four-wheeled enclosed passenger and/or mail coach, strongly sprung and drawn by four horses, widely used before the introduction of railway transport.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Blunderbuss   (564 words)

  
 Meefo.com Bands - Blunderbuss - Bradford - UK Unsigned Bands - FREE Band Publicity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
BLUNDERBUSS is a big, dirty noise, laced with immense riffs, catchy melodies and a Northern sense of humour.
SASQUATCH BOB, a bass player from a background of biker club debauchery and honest heavy metal was to cross paths with MARK YATES, who after 15 years on the road with TERRORVISION, seemed unable to stop rocking.
Being no stranger to the live cicuit, Danny seized the opportunity to let rip with his "true grit" style of vocals.
bands.meefo.com /?band=700   (178 words)

  
 Blunderbuss   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The first three images are examples of a Blunderbuss, a Musketoon, and a Boat Gun.
The blunderbuss in this example has a barrel with a diameter of 1.5 inches, the Musketoon has 1 inch barrel and the boat gun has a diameter of 1.25 inches.
The boat gun in effect is a small swivel gun.
blindkat.hegewisch.net /pirates/blunbuss.html   (113 words)

  
 roanoke.com - Sailing Index -How “Blunderbuss” became “Walter the Farting Dog”
“Blunderbuss” is what I consider to be a lucky name because of incident that occurred long, long ago (see “What’s in a Name” July 12, 2000).
The Blunderbuss has been AWOL for two seasons in the BYRA racing schedule, but we are planning to re-enter the competition this fall, which begins Sept. 11.
Because of a recent inspiration, however, we have renamed the Blunderbuss “Walter the Farting Dog,” the title of my now favorite book by Glenn Murray, William Kotzwinkle and Audrey Coleman, which I frequently read (with appropriate embellishments) to my seven grandchildren.
www.roanoke.com /outdoors/sailing   (884 words)

  
 blunderbuss antiques - Web Links
Blunderbuss Blunderbuss Antiques 29 Thayer Street London W1 Telephone 020-7486 2444 Fax 020-7935 1645 www.blunderbuss.antiques.co.uk.
Blunderbuss Antiques - Where you will find a selection of mainly 20th Century militaria and collectables http://www.blunderbuss-antiques.co.uk.
I stock flintlock pistols, blunderbuss and long guns, percussion pistols, revolvers, and long guns, bayonets, deactivated guns, a few swords, daggers and other militaria.
www.product-launch.co.uk /search.php?ass=1237&qry=blunderbuss+antiques   (793 words)

  
 People's Daily Online -- World's oldest blunderbuss   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
A copper blunderbuss collected by the Mengyuan Cultural Museum of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
The discovery and the authentication of the blunderbuss was first announced during the 10th International Conference on the Chinese Science History held recently in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province.
The blunderbuss is the oldest of its kind in the world hitherto.
english.peopledaily.com.cn /200408/10/eng20040810_152407.html   (106 words)

  
 Online 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica
BLUFF (a word of uncertain origin; possibly connected with an obsolete Dutch word, blaf, broad)
BLUNDERBUSS (a corruption of the Dutch dander, thunder, and the Dutch bus; cf.
Biichse, a box or tube, hence a thunder-box or gun)
encyclopedia.jrank.org /BLA_BOS/index.html   (475 words)

  
 Submission: Ship's Blunderbuss
Cost: 2000 gp Range: 0* Damage: 3d4 hit points 0 hull points Crew: 1 ROF 1/3 THAC0 19 Critical Hit: No chance Range in close combat: 5/10/15 A ship's blunderbuss is sometimes called a rail cannon--it is an oversized normal blunderbuss mounted on the railing of a ship and used to mow down enemy crew.
It's effective range is 0 because any greater distance results in the ammunition being too spread out to be effective.
The ship's blunderbuss inflicts d4 attacks on d4 targets at close range, d3 attacks on d6 targets at medium range, and d3-1 attacks on any targets within a 5' radius at long range.
sjml.spelljammer.org /wotc/200107/20010722-000019.html   (108 words)

  
 Pirates Blunderbuss flintlock pistol
It would be fired and then thrown away to hopefully be retrieved after the fight.
This small but handsome blunderbuss pistol features full-length wood stock, brass blunderbuss barrel and brass furniture.
Measuring 12" in overall length with a weight of 1 lb.
www.iloveswords.com /PIR_blunderPistol.html   (240 words)

  
 Blunderbuss - Band page with free MP3 music downloads on SoundClick
The 4 quarters of BLUNDERBUSS aim to entertain ROCK audiences of all ages in ROCK venues of all sizes with their traditional but very "now" sound.
BLUNDERBUSS (A tale to warm the heart of your cockles)
Our tale begins on a heather covered hill in the Highlands of Yorkshire under a full moon.
www.soundclick.com /blunderbuss   (656 words)

  
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Using Fireballs or Blunderbuss or any other range weapons you may have, enter this tent just far enough to get old Flame-breath to notice you.
You should find a Healing Potion and Blunderbuss Shot on the left and the Warhammer and a Coin behind the pillars on the right.
Use the Flamelance or Blunderbuss for the Turtle Riders.
www.gamechronicles.com /guides/dtd/psx/dtdwalk.txt   (17125 words)

  
 DEATHTRAP DUNGEON - Sinjin's Survival Guide (c)1998 by Mark Smith
Blunderbuss Shots and a Bomb to your growing arsenal.
Flamethrower, Blunderbuss, or any other missile weapon you have at your disposal.
Blunderbuss Shot but this also triggers other opens which let loose several Rat Guards.
www.gamesurge.com /pc/strategy/pc_wt/Dtdwalk.shtml   (14621 words)

  
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A family business, BLUNDERBUSS ANTIQUES opened its doors at our present, central London address in 1968.
The proprietor, the late Tom Greenaway (a collector since he was a boy), had already been dealing in antique arms and armour since 1960, working from an extensive stall layout in the Portobello Road.
Although it's nice to make contact and do business via "The Net" it's also very nice to meet our clients face to face, so if you can visit us you'll be made most welcome.
www.blunderbuss-antiques.co.uk /aboutus.htm   (454 words)

  
 Quality Blunderbuss antiques at 8a8   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
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www.8a8.co.uk /collectibles/antiques/blunderbuss-antiques.html   (61 words)

  
 Medieval Swords
These boats were well equipped with such hand weapons as the cutlass (which was a long curved knife), an axe, a pike (long spear with a wooden handle and metal point), a dagger and a dirk (a type of dagger or knife).
Then there were the firearms, (musket, flintlock pistol and blunderbuss), and much larger weapons include the cannon and stinkpot, which was similar to
These were pots filled with chemicals that when set on fire produced a very foul smelling odor.
www.allaboutartists.com /medievalswords.html   (596 words)

  
 English Flintlock Blunderbuss   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
This weapon took a heavy charge of powder (about four drams) and a half pint of nails, glass or coarse shot.
During the Revolutionary War, Blunderbusses were used on British, French, and American warships for repelling borders.
They were made solely for defense at close quarters.
www.cr.nps.gov /museum/exhibits/revwar/image_gal/morrimg/blunderbuss.html   (46 words)

  
 A.Word.A.Day--Today's Word
The gun wasn't known for its precise shot.
Its scattershot effect resulted in its name being altered from donderbus to blunderbuss.
"Those blunderbuss editors at Webster's New World College Dictionary (you know, the third edition), had it coming." Mark Story; Resilient Braves Worthy of Own Lexicon; Herald-Leader (Lexington, Kentucky); Jul 25, 2003.
www.wordsmith.org /words/blunderbuss.html   (167 words)

  
 Cambridge Brewing Company celebrates four years of Blunderbuss Barleywine - Beer Advocate
Rarely, however, do beer aficionados have the chance to appreciate the ongoing maturation process over several years' worth of barleywines, so named because they approach the strength of wine.
These beers should be venerated like a vintage port wine or a fine cognac." CBC has been brewing a single batch of Blunderbuss Barleywine every year since 1995, and in 2001 it was awarded the Bronze Medal at the Great American Beer Festival, the craft brewing community's premier competition.
Adds Meyers, "This is the first opportunity we've had, though, to do a vertical tasting of Blunderbuss from the years 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004, and to appreciate the journey back in time, enjoying this beer as it continues to mature."
beeradvocate.com /news/stories_read/f-453303/&   (598 words)

  
 Historical Firearms. Historical Firearms Blunderbuss' Blunderbuss'
The Decorative Replica products are the most affordable on the site. They are well made and well worth the money. They have cast alloy parts which are fully functional, but non-firing. The stocks are made from plastic, but are still of a high quality.
The Denix Blunderbuss' are the original blunderbuss first featured on the site. Again, these replicas are affordable, (in fact Denix have reduced their prices for 2005 by upto 20%). They have cast alloy parts which are fully functional, but non-firing. The stocks are all solid wood.
The Replicart range is brand new for 2005 and we are probably the first company to bring you these firearms.; These firearms represent great value for money. As with the Denix Blunderbuss' they have cast alloy parts which are fully functional, but non-firing. The stocks are all solid wood.
www.historical-firearms.co.uk /acatalog/Blunderbuss_.html   (162 words)

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