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  • n  a cluster of small projectiles fired together from a cannon to produce a hail of shot

  • In Louisville, a segregationist composed a battle hymn: "Stand firmly by your cannonLet ball and grapeshot flyAnd trust in God and FaubusBut keep your powder dry.
  • As other candidates pepper their rivals with grapeshot, these two preacher- politicians continue to have immunity from all but the most tepid criticism.
  • Southern colleges and University of Chicago's peppery President Robert Maynard Hutchins traded whiffs of grapeshot last week over Chicago's new two-year bachelor's degree.
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  • Atchafalaya Voices: Tragedy on Ricohoc a remnant of old battles
    Fort Bisland had heavy activity during the Civil War and battles were fought on nearby Ricohoc. Many, many years after the war, while plowing the sugar cane fields, numerous mini-balls, grapeshot and parts of cannons were unearthed.
    March 15, 2014 - The Lafayette Daily Advertiser

  • Alex Salmond in
    The First Minister of Scotland, SNP leader, Alex Salmond said: "Gordon Brown obviously looked at the polls north and south of the border, and ran away at the first whiff of grapeshot."
  • Peter Mandelson in This is London
    Despite his intervention, Mr Mandelson said he was not going to "get involved with personalities" claiming he "caught enough grapeshot" in Labour's last leadership contest in 1994 when he backed Mr Blair over Mr Brown.
  • Antonin Scalia in NPR
    I used to be able to say, with a good deal of truth, that you could fire a cannon loaded with grapeshot into the faculty lounge of any law school in the country and not strike an originalist,Scalia says, referring to those of the view that...

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