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

  • But if the filmmakers err on the side of humanity, neither are there any blunderbuss "Can't we all just get along?" messages.
  • 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.
  • His weapon of choice is the rhetorical blunderbuss.

  • Joe Duffy in Irish Examiner
    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".
  • Michael G Oxley in San Francisco Chronicle
    Oxley called the provision "a blunderbuss, at best."
  • James Sensenbrenner in MSNBC
    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...

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