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synonyms for blunderbuss

  • blunderer
  • bumbler
  • klutz
  • lummox
  • clodhopper
  • fumbler
  • oaf
  • screwup
  • picaroon
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How to use blunderbuss in a sentence

I keep a good blunderbuss loaded over the door, an' thieves would na' find it an easy job to get in through these iron bars.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
"It's a pity to keep a useful weapon only for show," returned Dolly, eyeing the old blunderbuss with looks of regret.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
And with the first flash of light the foremost guard ran halfway up the steep embankment and leveled his blunderbuss.
SEEING THINGS AT NIGHTHEYWOOD BROUN
So I bestowed a friendly nod on the man with the blunderbuss, and inquired, with a smile, whether I had disturbed his nap.
CARMENPROSPER MERIMEE
For he had turned his horse loose, and the blunderbuss, which he had been holding horizontally, was now dropped earthward.
CARMENPROSPER MERIMEE
Here Coyle was in waiting to receive him, and raising a blunderbuss to his shoulder, he attempted to shoot him.
THE CHRONICLES OF CRIME OR THE NEW NEWGATE CALENDAR. V. 1/2CAMDEN PELHAM
He carried a blunderbuss in his hand, another tucked under his arm, and a brace of holster pistols stuck in his waistband.
THE IRISH PENNY JOURNAL, NO. 2, VOL. I, JULY 11, 1840VARIOUS
Chisels, mallets, hammers, tools and weapons of all kinds from a wheel-spoke to a blunderbuss were brandished in their hands.
THE INCENDIARYW. A. (WILLIAM AUGUSTINE) LEAHY
I reckon that blunderbuss o yours would come might nigh goin through a pat o butter at twenty yards.
ERSKINE DALE--PIONEERJOHN FOX
I had only the dog to fear, for the two forks and the blunderbuss were shaking about like branches in a wind.
THE EXPLOITS OF BRIGADIER GERARDARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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