from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A type of shot consisting of scrap iron loaded into a case and formerly used in naval warfare to damage sails and rigging.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Scraps of metal used to fire at an enemy in naval warfare.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of shot formerly used at sea for tearing sails and rigging. It consisted of bolts, nails, and other pieces of iron fastened together or inclosed in a canister.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as langrel.
I welcome them all and encourage everyone to sing as one in any langrage that they choose.
Red-hot cannon-balls, and shrapnel, langrage, chain-shot, and Greek-fire — these and the like were all fair warfare, and France might use them freely.
The ex-barkeeper was generous with these brown and glistening langrage-shot, and aimed volley after volley at our mouths.
I do not want her sunk, if it can be helped, for some of those for whom we are seeking may be aboard her; therefore our endeavour must be to sweep her decks clear of soldiers; and in order to do that I will have every piece of ordnance, both great and small, loaded with bullets, bags of nails, and any langrage that you can most readily lay hands upon.
Englishmen the devastating effect which that single broadside of langrage had wrought upon the unfortunate craft's crew.
That junk astern of us has just treated us to a broadside of langrage, and Chips's opinion of the pair of them is that they are a couple of piratical craft.
And he pointed to a ghastly great hole in the side of the skipper's head, just above the left ear, where a piece of langrage of some description had crashed its way through the poor fellow's skull into his brain.
Its tops, however, were crowded with marksmen, and armed with brass coehorns, firing langrage shot, and these scourged with a pitiless and most deadly fire the decks of the _Victory_, while the _Bucentaure_ and the gigantic _Santissima Trinidad_ also thundered on the British flagship.
Its charge of langrage swept the French ship from her larboard bow to her starboard quarter, and struck down in an instant twenty-four men.
This was doubtless unauthorized, for as the ship passed on, the Confederate, which proved to be the McRae, discharged a broadside of grape-shot and langrage, part of the latter being copper slugs, which were found on the Iroquois's decks in quantities after the action.