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  • n. Alternative form of langrage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See langrage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as langrel.

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Examples

  • There were three varieties of this: for long-range work (up to 600 yards) a smaller number of larger balls were contained in the tin (sometimes referred to as grapeshot); for closer ranges, more numerous but smaller projectiles were packed into the container (sometimes termed langridge); and a third type, called “bar shot,” consisted of a solid iron bar running down the center of the tin with musket balls packed around it.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • It was to be “in the full tide of happiness” for Nelson to destroy five thousand five hundred and twenty-five of his fellow-creatures, and have his own scalp torn open by a piece of langridge shot.

    Virginibus Puerisque and other papers

  • Meantime Nelson received a severe wound on the head from a piece of langridge shot.

    The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson

  • I went on the gangway, and desired the French admiral, who I distinctly saw, to strike; which he answered, by brandishing his sword, and firing a musket at me; and fired a most tremendous broadside in, of round, grape, musketry, and langridge.

    The Life of the Right Honourable Horatio Lord Viscount Nelson, Volume 2

  • This wound seems to have been inflicted by langridge shot, or a piece of iron; which, cutting his forehead at right angles, the skin hung over his face, Captain Berry, fortunately happening to be sufficiently near, caught the admiral in his arms, and prevented him from falling.

    The Life of the Right Honourable Horatio Lord Viscount Nelson, Volume 1

  • I shouted, for I guessed what would follow; and scarcely was the order obeyed when the flash of artillery blazed out from among the mangroves on either hand, and a perfect hailstorm of grape and langridge struck us, riddling our bulwarks, and tearing the foot of the mainsail and foresail to shreds, but, luckily, not hitting a soul of us; though how

    The Rover's Secret A Tale of the Pirate Cays and Lagoons of Cuba

  • "Those rascals must have fired nothing but langridge, or canister."

    The Rover's Secret A Tale of the Pirate Cays and Lagoons of Cuba

  • It burned and throbbed and smarted most horribly, particularly when the sponge was applied to my bare skull to clear away the blood preparatory to replacing the scalp; and I was informed by the medico that it was a very ugly wound, probably inflicted by a piece of langridge which, if it had been deflected a couple of inches to the right, would in all probability have killed me.

    The Rover's Secret A Tale of the Pirate Cays and Lagoons of Cuba

  • Suddenly he received a wound on the head from a piece of langridge shot, and fell into the arms of Captain Berry.

    The Battle and the Breeze

  • In the course of the afternoon the brig was perceived from the mast-head of the _Hyacinth_, which stood in and anchored, and hove her off; when she proved to be of 200 tons, fully equipped for conveying about 1000 slaves, with two guns of four pounds calibre loaded, a barrel of powder, and a quantity of langridge-shot, a number of muskets, swords, and bayonets on the deck.

    Our Sailors Gallant Deeds of the British Navy during Victoria's Reign

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