from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See shot garland, under garland.
  • n. In land-batteries, an iron or wooden stand on which shot and shell are piled in order to preserve them from deterioration.


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  • Yarb :-)

    May 23, 2009

  • I read this as snot-garland, because that was what I found my daughter adorned with this morning.

    March 25, 2008

  • "... both ships now completely cleared for action—everything peaceable struck down into the hold, shot-garlands filled, screens in place over the magazines, deck sanded and wet, cutlasses sharpened and ready to hand..."
    --P. O'Brian, The Hundred Days, 125

    March 25, 2008