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 for grapeshot
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grapeshot \Grape"shot`\, n. (Mil.)
     A cluster, usually nine in number, of small iron balls, put
     together by means of cast-iron circular plates at top and
     bottom, with two rings, and a central connecting rod, in
     order to be used as a charge for a cannon. Formerly grapeshot
     were inclosed in canvas bags.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  grapeshot
      n 1: a cluster of small projectiles fired together from a cannon
           to produce a hail of shot [syn: grapeshot, grape]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  23 Moby Thesaurus words for "grapeshot":
     ball, bar shot, bird shot, buckshot, bullet, cannon shot,
     cannonball, case shot, crossbar shot, duck shot, dumdum bullet,
     expanding bullet, grape, langrel shot, manstopping bullet, pellet,
     rifle ball, round shot, shell, shot, shrapnel, slug, split shot
  
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  GRAPESHOT, n.  An argument which the future is preparing in answer to
  the demands of American Socialism.
  

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