blunderbuss blunderbuss

Definition(s):

  • (n) a short musket of wide bore with a flared muzzle

Usage(s):

  1. And the cancer arsenal is still heavy on the blunderbuss--blasting the body with harsh chemotherapy and radiation that take a huge toll on healthy as well as diseased tissue.
  2. His weapon of choice is the rhetorical blunderbuss.
  3. Europe's restrictive gun laws may make the American pro-gun lobby recoil like a blunderbuss, but European governments hardly care.

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  1. Prof Duffy said the test "leans towards the concept of personalised treatment rather than giving the chemotherapy blunderbuss to all patients, regardless of whether it is suitable for them or not".
    on Jan 7, 2008 By: Joe Duffy Source: Irish Examiner

  2. Oxley called the provision "a blunderbuss, at best."
    on Aug 9, 2005 By: Michael G Oxley Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. "People who are in flagrant disregard should face a criminal process rather than a regulator process," Sensenbrenner said. "That is the way to go. Aim the cannon specifically at the people committing the offenses, rather than the blunderbuss...
    on Apr 7, 2005 By: James Sensenbrenner Source: MSNBC

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