Cast-iron balls



cast-iron balls

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have brass balls
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The cast-iron balls fitting the bores of their respective guns, as distinguished from grape or other shot.
The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth

At the beginning of the 1400’s cast-iron balls had made an appearance.
Artillery Through the Ages Albert Manucy

In Western Europe cast-iron balls were found to be more effective than the larger balls of stone.
Old and New Paris, v. 2 Henry Sutherland Edwards

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