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Touchhole   Listen
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Touchhole  n.  The vent of a cannon or other firearm, by which fire is communicateed to the powder of the charge.






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"Touchhole" Quotes from Famous Books



... give us abundant occupation, now he had got in our rear. Just then there was a crack of a rifle, the Acadian gave a leap into the air and fell dead, and at the same moment my son Godsend, a boy of ten years old, sprang forward, Asa's rifle in his hand still smoking from muzzle and touchhole. The glorious boy had loaded the piece when he saw that Rachel did not do it, and in the very nick of time had shot the Acadian through the heart. This brought me to myself again, and with axe in one hand and knife in the other, I rushed ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 334, August 1843 • Various



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