from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A material for fine shot-gun barrels, as those of fowling-pieces, wrought from stubs, and brought into form by twisting or coiling round a mandrel or by welding; also, a gun-barrel made of this material.
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"stub-twist," Hollis's double, was as good a fowling-piece as any sportsman needs.
Those old stub-twist constitutions never want patching. "