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I came across this in Sailors' Language (1883) by William Clark Russell. He defines it as:

"An explosive that was formerly attached to a grapnel, and exploded when the grapnel was thrown on to the enemy's side."

Has anyone come across an account of this being used? When? And by whom?

I have the honour to be, &c.

Sun Sep 30, 2007 6:20 am
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